Sex and the city of God : a memoir of love and longing / Carolyn Weber.
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|Rothsay LINK Site||277.3083 WEB (Text)||33500013318308||New||Checked out||02/02/2021|
- ISBN: 9780830845859
- ISBN: 0830845852
- Physical Description: 216 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: Downers Grove : InterVarsity Press, 2020.
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"After studying at Oxford University and finding God, Carolyn Weber grappled with a new invitation: to think bigger about love. Through Weber's personal story of courtship, marriage, and parenthood, as well as spiritual, theological, and literary reflection, this memoir explores what life looks like when we choose to love God first"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1
Weber's anything-but-a-fairy-tale youth included a disappearing father, who continually disappointed her. Money was tight. After winning a scholarship to Oxford, she left a long-term boyfriend behind in Canada and converted, haltingly, to Christianity. Their relationship didn't survive. The book's title is a take on The City of God, the seminal work of St. Augustine, who struggled with his carnal self. Weber's chapter epigrams quote from Augustine's work, though her focus here is more on how she managed to tame carnality, or rather, how deus ex machinaâtype interruptions preserved her chastity, first with her boyfriend and later with her future husband. Readers interested in the purity movement may find their cause bolstered in Weber's story; other readers may be stymied by it. Weber's discussions of theology and sexuality make the case better than her personal story, which, at timesâespecially in passages about TDH (Tall, Dark, and Handsome), whom she eventually marriesâreads like a novel. Those familiar with C. S. Lewis' writing or Sheldon Vanauken's A Severe Mercy will enjoy the same Oxbridge settings and the intellectual Christianity found there. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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