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Divine Communion: A Eucharistic Theology of Sexual Intimacy
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Divine Communion


A Eucharistic Theology of Sexual Intimacy

Jay Emerson Johnson

List Price: $20.00

PAPERBACK , 192 pages , 6 x 9

  • Seabury Books
  • Oct/2013
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-59627-252-1

• First text to place sexual ethics in a sacramental/liturgical context

• Designed to meet the General Convention mandate for “theological reflection”
around issues of sexuality and marriage

• Appropriate for study regardless of gender or orientation

Before Christian communities try to address sexual ethics, the more fundamental
theological question demands attention: What can sexual intimacy tell us about God?
This book invites reflection on sexual relationships within a broad theological framework
marked by creation, fall, and redemption. These classical hallmarks of Christian faith are
proclaimed and enacted at every liturgical celebration of the Eucharist, which offers a
compelling way to engage the link between sexual intimacy and the longing for God, or
the hoped-for promise of “divine communion.”

Jay Emerson Johnson teaches at the Pacific School of Religion and Graduate
Theological Union, while serving as associate clergy at the Episcopal Church of the Good
Shepherd in Berkeley, CA. He is the author of Dancing with God: Anglican Christianity
and the Practice of Hope and served as the chair of the theology task group for I Will
Bless You and You Will Be A Blessing. He lives in Richmond, CA.

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