RELI3126 Theology, Liberalism and Sex in Chinese Societies (3 units)
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This course introduces students to the dialogue between Christian theology and Liberalism on human sexuality with reference to their impacts on Chinese societies. It studies the changing sex culture in the last few decades in the West and subsequent movements in contemporary Chinese societies. It explores the underlying ideologies and their impact. It introduces Christian theology of sexuality from historical, philosophical, and theological perspectives. The values of liberal sex culture and the Christian tradition are compared and evaluated in light of the problems, tensions and challenges arising from various selected issues in contemporary Chinese societies. These issues include pornography and prostitution, marriage and family, procreation and reproductive technologies, gender and homosexual relations, etc. The relevance of Christian values in public life and postmodern society will also be explored.
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