The best and/or most informative nonfiction books in the English language on the subject of human sexuality are described in this comprehensive bibliography for professionals, scholars, students, and laypeople. The 1,091 informative abstracts, including nearly 500 titles new to this edition, range in length from 100 to 600 words and have been written from an impartial viewpoint to facilitate the reader's choice of materials, regardless of political or moral stance. Virtually all current, pressing sexual issues are represented-abortion, AIDS, child sex abuse, incest, rape, sexual harassment, homosexuality, pornography, prostitution, and so forth. Annotations on selected books have been arranged according to a revised version of the unique classification scheme introduced in the first edition. Systematic two-fold access to the contents of the guide is provided by a detailed table of contents and by author, title, and subject indexes. Focus of this edition is on books published since 1970, with new ma
John Wesley postmodern? John Wesley a virtual identity? What does John Wesley have to do with quantum physics? All questions pregnant with explosive meaning, if not with radical contradictions, or is it just about how one looks at it, thus being postmodern, being relative, being rhetorical? The most straightforward is that John Wesley can be the author's mentor, but which John Wesley is his mentor? When the author sets out to let John Wesley be his mentor, and let John Wesley explain himself, can it but a virtual identity of John Wesley since John Wesley can be nothing but a (cognitive) social construction? A simulacrum? Differently put, John Wesley always stays before the author, since meeting John Wesley is also to 'invent'/construct John Wesley. This reduction has far researching implications, since this means that there are many John Wesleys out there, and many long 18th centuries, since there are many simulacra around, and in the case of John Wesley Virtual Identities and Virtual Profiles. By this the author also radically challenges the Wesley tradition(s), each working with a particular virtual identity of John Wesley, but who has the real John Wesley, if any? Still putting it differently, this book is both an autobiography of the author and John Wesley, the by proxy invented John Wesley. Quantum physics is exactly the seedbed putting this premises forward.
In my book, Behind the Ritual Mask, I introduced the concept of cultural paradigms and identified three basic paradigms that were created by religion. In that book, I pointed out that these cultural paradigms displace reason as the methods for defining action. As a result of these paradigms and their imposition by religious institutions and government, mankind has been led down the road of altruism, collectivism and the good/evil split which desecrate of the value of the individual and his life. In my research for this book, I learned about a fourth, equally important, cultural paradigm that represented a lost religion as distinguished from those that have come down to us. This religion, although buried in pre-history, is still being practiced today as an underground cultural paradigm. It is called The Battle of the Sexes. How is it that people can practice a religion and not know it? They do it by engaging in ritual activities that have lost their connection to their sources in pre-history. We get a glimpse of the religion when we analyze patterns and themes in the available literature.
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