Sex - Sexuality
(3,392 words)

Part of Sex:

1. Sexuality

2. Sexual Education

3. Sexual Morality

For centuries the prevailing theological teaching attributed no more than a functional character to human sexuality; corresponding to the sexuality of the animal world, it was evaluated chiefly or entirely from the point of view of procreation (see Birth Control). On the basis of an anthropology which is concerned with the totality of the person, new points of view for the understanding and evaluation of sexuality present themselves nowadays, leading to changes of emphasis and add…

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Johannes Gründel, “Sex - Sexuality”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 23 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-483X_smuo_COM_004061>
First published online: 2016



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