Theological Foundations of Moral Imagination

Yvonne C. Zimmerman

in Other Dreams of Freedom

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199942190
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980765 | DOI:


Theological Foundations of Moral Imagination

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This chapter is a theological history of the Protestant moral sensibilities that formed the foundation of the Bush administration's anti-trafficking polices. By examining some of the specific arguments articulate by Martin Luther and John Calvin, this history shows how sex was installed in the center of Protestant conceptions of morality during the Protestant Reformation so that sexual activity was understood as crucially constitutive of moral integrity and even of freedom itself.

Keywords: Protestant morality; Protestant Reformation; Martin Luther; John Calvin; sex; moral integrity; freedom

Chapter.  8913 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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