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Divine Sex: A Compelling Vision for Christian Relationships in a Hypersexualized Age
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Overview

The digital revolution has ushered in a series of sexual revolutions, all contributing to a perfect storm for modern relationships. Online dating, social media, internet pornography, and the phenomenon of the smartphone generation have created an avalanche of change with far-reaching consequences for sexuality today. The church has struggled to address this new moral ecology because it has focused on clarity of belief rather than quality of formation. The real challenge for spiritual formation lies in addressing the underlying moral intuitions we carry subconsciously, which are shaped by the convictions of our age.

With a Forward by James K.A. Smith, this book offers a persuasive Christian vision of sex and relationships, calling young adults to faithful discipleship in a hypersexualized world. Drawing from his pastoral experience with young people and from cutting-edge research across multiple disciplines, Jonathan Grant helps Christian leaders understand the cultural forces that make the church’s teaching on sex and relationships ineffective in the lives of today’s young adults. He also sets forth pastoral strategies for addressing the underlying fault lines in modern sexuality.

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Looking for more on sexual ethics? Check out the Baker Academic and Brazos Press Ethics and Spiritual Formation Collection.

Key Features

  • Provides insightful pastoral guidance in the field of sexual morality
  • Presents solid research that portrays the reality of young adults
  • Offers a biblical perspective that cuts through moral confusion

Contents

  • Adjusting Our Vision: Christian Formation and Relationships in a Sexualized Age
  • Seeking the Truth Within: Love, Sex, and Relationships within the Culture of Authenticity
  • Three Paths to Freedom on the Road to Nowhere: The Dead End of Modern Liberty
  • We Are What We Acquire: Consumerism as a Corrupting Dynamic
  • The Hypersexual Self: Sex and Relationships as Happiness Technologies
  • Churches without Steeples: The Loss of Transcendence and the Atomistic Worldview
  • Searching for Truth That Transforms: Introducing a Christian Social Imaginary
  • Seeing the Good Life and Becoming What We See: The Role of Vision within Sexual Formation
  • Getting to the Heart of Things: Redeeming Desire and Becoming Our True Selves
  • Living the Gospel Story: Narrative Discipleship within the Narrative Community
  • Becoming What We Do: The Formative Power of Practices
  • Epilogue: Melodies of Heaven

Praise for the Print Edition

Absorbing Grant’s insight, analysis, and constructive argument should not only deepen how we are talking about sex and discipleship; it should also give us new intentionality about the church as a formative community, enabling us to live into a different script that is good news—that our sexual lives are hidden with Christ in God.

James K.A. Smith, professor of philosophy, Calvin College

Every man and woman wrestles with the lies of sensualized culture while holding at bay the effects of pervasive isolation and intense loneliness. In Divine Sex Jonathan Grant guides us through this journey with wit, grace, and honesty while being both wholly theological and profoundly real. Let the conversation begin, for all of us.

Chap Clark, professor of youth, family, and culture, Fuller Theological Seminary

Grant addresses the issues directly yet sympathetically, countering contemporary folly with solid data, biblical wisdom, and grace. I wish it could be made mandatory reading for the entire millennial generation. If you care about someone between the ages of 15 and 35, give them this book!

Craig M. Gay, professor of interdisciplinary studies, Regent College, Vancouver

Product Details

  • Title: Divine Sex: A Compelling Vision for Christian Relationships in a Hypersexualized Age
  • Author: Jonathan Grant
  • Publisher: Brazos Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 256
  • Christian Group: Anglican
  • Resource Type: Monographs
  • Topic: Sexual Ethics

About Jonathan Grant

Jonathan Grant is the leader of St. Paul’s Symonds Street, one of the largest Anglican congregations in Australasia, located in the heart of Auckland, New Zealand. After beginning his career in law and investment banking, Grant pursued ordination training in the Church of England, serving in pastoral ministry at St. Mary’s Bryanston Square, London.

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