Introduction to Christian Sexual Ethics

Feminist theologians, ethicists, priests and pastors are working to transform Christian thinking and practice with the aim of creating sexual ethics that are based on meaningful consent, mutuality, female pleasure, and the full equality of women. Some are reinterpreting or critiquing biblical texts that have been used to prohibit divorce, to oppose lesbians, to keep women silent in the church or to require married women to obey their husbands and slave women to obey their owners. Others are reexamining traditional Christian theology.

Still others are working on domestic violence, child sexual abuse among Christians, reproductive freedom, the health of sex workers and AIDS prevention among women. Our website currently offers an overview of writings on Womanist and African-American women’s thought, European-American feminist thought, Mujerista and Feminista thought, and Asian and Asian-American women’s thought.