What is good sex from the perspective of liberation theology? Thia Cooper argues that sex can be a way to know God. God created humans with a desire to be in relation with each other. From this understanding, sexual desire, sex, and partnerships are re-imagined positively. Good sex is enjoyable and mutual, an aspect of communion. Good sexual relationships share power, empower the participants, and the wider community. From the perspective of liberation theologies and an analysis of biblical texts, the Christian tradition, and the reality of our sexual experience, this book reframes theologies of partnership, sex work, and reproduction through the celebration of desire and sex.
Thia Cooper is Associate Professor of Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College, USA and editor of The Re-Emergence of Liberation Theologies: Models for the Twenty-first Century (Palgrave, 2013)
1. Introduction: Liberating Sex2. Desire3. Sex4. Partnership5. Sex Trade6. Reproduction7. Conclusion