Book Review: Sexual Morality: A Natural Law Approach to Intimate Relationships

Book Review: Sexual Morality: A Natural Law Approach to Intimate Relationships 180 The Linacre Quarterly 85(2) Sexual Morality: A Natural Law Approach to Intimate couples prepare for marriage and has presided at Relationships.ByJohnJ.Piderit.New York: Oxford their weddings. University Press, 2012. 299 pp. $35.95. ISBN: The main text of this book is written without foot- 978-0-199793-28-0. notes or endnotes, but at the end of the book Piderit gives more information about his sources and com- ments on them. The book has three main parts: Part Reviewed by: Paul Flaman, St. Joseph’s College, I. The Framework, Part II. Avoiding Corrosive University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Actions and Promoting Friendship, and Part III. DOI: 10.1177/0024363918764476 Moral Skills and Religious Practice. Parts I and II focus “on what moral norms can be derived from This is an excellent book written “especially for thinking clearly about human fulfillment, without young adults who want to improve the likelihood recourse to the Bible or Christian teaching.” Part III of a long-lasting marriage relationship and who are “highlights the moral benefits that Christian commit- disturbed, challenged, or unpersuaded by the casual ment and practice confer on our goals and our ability attitudes some of their peers have toward sexual to attain those goals” (38). In part I, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Linacre Quarterly SAGE

Book Review: Sexual Morality: A Natural Law Approach to Intimate Relationships

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© Catholic Medical Association 2018
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0024-3639
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180 The Linacre Quarterly 85(2) Sexual Morality: A Natural Law Approach to Intimate couples prepare for marriage and has presided at Relationships.ByJohnJ.Piderit.New York: Oxford their weddings. University Press, 2012. 299 pp. $35.95. ISBN: The main text of this book is written without foot- 978-0-199793-28-0. notes or endnotes, but at the end of the book Piderit gives more information about his sources and com- ments on them. The book has three main parts: Part Reviewed by: Paul Flaman, St. Joseph’s College, I. The Framework, Part II. Avoiding Corrosive University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Actions and Promoting Friendship, and Part III. DOI: 10.1177/0024363918764476 Moral Skills and Religious Practice. Parts I and II focus “on what moral norms can be derived from This is an excellent book written “especially for thinking clearly about human fulfillment, without young adults who want to improve the likelihood recourse to the Bible or Christian teaching.” Part III of a long-lasting marriage relationship and who are “highlights the moral benefits that Christian commit- disturbed, challenged, or unpersuaded by the casual ment and practice confer on our goals and our ability attitudes some of their peers have toward sexual to attain those goals” (38). In part I,

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