Theology, science, and sexual anthropologies

An investigation

Todd A. Salzman, Michael G. Lawler

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Abstract

Celebrating Dr. Joseph Selling's ongoing work on personalism and "the human person integrally and adequately considered," we explore the interrelationship between science and theology, what is and what ought to be, to adequately consider the sexual person. Historically, much of what has been written and passed on as accepted tradition about theological anthropology has been grounded in a distorted view of creation in general and of sexuality in specific, creating an incomplete theological anthropology at best and an erroneous theological anthropology at worst. Christian ethics should be grounded in a comprehensive theological anthropology of the human person adequately considered. Such an anthropology is dependent on theology informed by the sciences. Exploring and analyzing the interrelationship between theology and science can further the renewal of a comprehensive theological sexual anthropology. This essay, then, has three cumulative sections. First, it explores models of the interrelationship between theology and science. Second, it investigates current Catholic theological sexual anthropologies. Third, it indicates future directions for the investigation and development of a comprehensive sexual anthropology through scientific and theological discourse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-97
Number of pages29
JournalLouvain Studies
Volume35
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

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Theological Anthropology
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Christian Ethics
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Theology, science, and sexual anthropologies : An investigation. / Salzman, Todd A.; Lawler, Michael G.

In: Louvain Studies, Vol. 35, No. 1-2, 2011, p. 69-97.

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Salzman, Todd A. ; Lawler, Michael G. / Theology, science, and sexual anthropologies : An investigation. In: Louvain Studies. 2011 ; Vol. 35, No. 1-2. pp. 69-97.
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