Sexuality & Catholicism
by Thomas Fox
August 17, 2000
Paperback, 390 pages
8.7 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
$15.95 (Can $17.95)
Sexuality and Catholicism offers a concise and well-rounded analysis of all of the most important issues concerning sexuality and Roman Catholicism. Taking on such controversial subjects as the church’s rejection of artificial birth control, its response to the legalization of abortion, the problem of population control, and priest pedophilia, Fox examines the church’s divided views on sexual morality with an objective and sensitive eye. He explores the early church’s views on sexuality and brings the discussion into the present with an analysis of the growing demand for pastoral recognition by gays and lesbians, as well as of the expanding presence of women and feminist thought in the church.
Thorough and enlightening, Sexuality and Catholicism is an essential resource on the history of Catholic thought on sexual issues.
“Fox demonstrates—through a sweeping, thoughtful, yet succinct survey of church teaching, practice, and politics...how the church has dealt with sexuality down through the ages.”
—The Philadelphia Inquirer
Thomas C. Fox is publisher and former editor of The National Catholic Reporter. He has reported for The New York Times, Time magazine, and the Detroit Free Press. He is the author of Iraq: Military Victory, Moral Defeat, Catholicism on the Web, and co-author of Children of Vietnam.