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Forbidden FruitSex and Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers$
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Mark D. Regnerus

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195320947

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320947.001.0001

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 Fashioning New Stories from Old Wisdom

 Fashioning New Stories from Old Wisdom

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(p.17) Chapter 1 Fashioning New Stories from Old Wisdom
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Forbidden Fruit
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320947.003.0002

This chapter briefly details historically what the Christian tradition has thought about sex, culled from interpretations of the Hebrew Old Testament and the New Testament and from more recent religious writings and teachings. It then moves from ancient wisdom to the most contemporary of thinkers — 21st-century adolescents themselves. It sets the stage for a number of the book's key themes by offering perspectives from six teenagers, each of whom participates (to varying degrees) in organized religion.

Keywords:   sex, biblical sexuality, Bible, Christian, Christianity, adolescents

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