Monday, 6 June 2011

Traditional Catholic theology on gender and sexuality

In this post, I want to sum up the conclusions that I have arrived at in my series of posts on issues of gender and sexuality in the Christian and Catholic tradition from the New Testament to the period prior to Vatican II.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Biblical and patristic texts on marriage and sex

This is the final post in a series on gender and sexuality in the New Testament and the Fathers (defined rather loosely to extend to Aquinas).

Celibacy and virginity in biblical and patristic writings

This is the latest post in a series on issues of gender and sexuality in the New Testament and the Fathers.

Biblical and patristic writings on adornment

The subject of self-adornment recurs a number of times in the New Testament and the Fathers.

Gender in biblical and patristic writings

This post looks at ideas about gender that are found in the New Testament and the Fathers. I am interpreting "patristic" somewhat loosely to cover the period up to Aquinas.

Traditional Catholic theology on gender roles

In this post, I want to look at a couple of sources for traditional Catholic teaching on gender roles - one a papal encyclical from the late 19th century and the other a theological text from the early 20th century.

Traditional Catholic theology on sex in marriage

See also here and here

This is the latest post in a series on traditional (pre-Vatican II) Catholic teaching on marriage, sexuality and gender.

Traditional Catholic theology on the basis and purpose of marriage

This is the latest post in my series on traditional (pre-Vatican II) Catholic teaching on marriage and sexuality.

A traditional Catholic theologian on avoiding sexual temptations

This translated extract from J.-P. Gury's Compendium Theologiae Moralis (1862) shows the developed Catholic teaching on the avoidance of sexual temptations that prevailed between the Council of Trent and Vatican II.