In Control? The Hookup Culture and the Practice of Relationships
Since 2002, the symposium New Wine, New Wineskins has offered an opportunity for young Catholic moral theologians to engage in shared work and conversation. Here, the fruits of these labors are gathered into one collection, which represents the wide scope of the future of Catholic sexual ethics. This volume offers the ﬁrst collection of a new generation's approaches to Catholic sexual ethics. The collection displays young scholars with diverse views, yet whose work moves beyond the impasses that have beset the ﬁeld. The volume offers original and engaging essays on a variety of topics, from the hook-up culture and dating violence, to cohabitation and homosexuality, to contraception and natural family planning, to the promises and pitfalls of "the theology of the body." The authors display a fresh engagement with these issues in conversation with the Christian tradition and with contemporary culture. David Cloutier provides an introduction that locates this work within the past decades of Catholic scholarship, and articulates new categories for future work. The essays also offer practical insights and models that will interest pastors and lay ministers, as well as scholars.
Davis Zimmerman, Kari-Shane. “In Control? The Hookup Culture and the Practice of Relationships.” In Leaving and Coming Home: New Wineskins for Catholic Sexual Ethics, edited by David Cloutier. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2010.