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ERIC Number: EJ1175402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1065-6219
A Multi-Disciplinary Inquiry of Secular and Christian Approaches to Sex Education
Yu, Chong Ho; Lee, Hyun Seo
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v27 n1 p76-100 2018
Secular scholars have criticized Christian education and counseling on sex as restrictive, ineffective, and outdated. The authors of the current study explored both common non-Christian and Christian approaches to human sexuality with reference to overarching domains of religion, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Secular approaches were classified as the "inward approach," the "spatial approach," and the "temporal approach", whereas Christian approaches were categorized as the "traditional" and the "modern" perspectives. Although Christian faith can be signified as a protective factor against casual and risky sexual behaviors, traditional Christian values should be reevaluated in favor of comprehensive Christian approaches to sexuality, which embrace sexual desires as divine gifts for completeness of humanity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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