Homework Question on Women, Sexuality and Purity
- Choice of topic and/or geographic location is yours to determine. While this is primarily an explanatory paper and an opportunity for you to explore a relevant topic of interest in greater detail, I do expect you to engage in critical commentary and to connect your topic to course content.
Focus on :
- Exploring multiple perspectives on your topic,
- Situating your topic in our readings/discussions.
- Given the length of this paper, identifying a narrower aspect of the topic that interests you may be helpful. This paper is worth 20% (200 points) of your course grade.
- A successful paper will demonstrate a thoughtful, well-researched introduction to your topic and will be logical, clearly written, and polished.
- Your paper must be four (4) full pages to five pages long, not including a Works Cited page. The paper may not exceed five pages.
- You must use three academic sources (books, academic journal articles, encyclopedia entries, etc.) beyond our course readings in your paper
- Please use MLA-style parenthetical citations within the body of your paper for all non-course reading materials, and include a Works Cited page.
Homework Answer on Women, Sexuality and Purity
Christians have norms and standards to maintain purity especially on matters regarding sexuality. The Protestant revolutions in the sixteenth century lead to the emergence of Episcopal churches with different sexual ethics from those of Catholic. The clergy in the Catholic were not allowed to marry, but those in the Episcopal churches like Anglican Church were allowed to marry. Nowadays, Catholics do not allow women to serve as clergy while Protestants women serve as clergy.
The Catholics have become reluctant in dealing with issues of prostitution despite their teaching on purity, unlike the Episcopal, who are very strict on such matters. As another group, Mormons emerged from the Protestants and came up with their book of Mormon that encourages polygamy. The following segments discuss the women, sexuality and purity in Catholic, Episcopal and the Mormons.
In the Catholic, unmarried women are not supposed to have sex and if they do they are referred to as prostitutes or adulterers. For those women who want to serve in the Catholic, they have to dedicate their whole life to celibacy and become nuns. The Catholics also do not support the use of condoms as means of controlling HIV/AIDs and further restricts their followers to the use of contraceptive to control birth.