Sexual Script Theory: An Integrative Exploration of the Possibilities and Limits of Sexual Self-Definition

Volume
Volume 30
Issue
Summer 2002
Title
Sexual Script Theory: An Integrative Exploration of the Possibilities and Limits of Sexual Self-Definition
Abstract

Sexual Script Theory (SST) and its clinical applications are premised on the notion that the subjective understandings of individuals of their sexuality determine the persons'€™ choices of sexual actions and the qualitative experiencing of those sexual acts. The key elements of SST and key Christian control beliefs about sexuality are described, and then related in an integrative exploration of SST. The limits of an understanding of psychological scripting grounded in an unfettered Constructivism, and the limits of a purely pragmatic understanding of script legitimacy, are each discussed. We develop the pervasive theme of the necessary connectedness of sexual scripting to the broader processes of self-definition, which for the Christian, are to be rooted in a biblically-derived set of categories that connect sexuality to the character of the whole person, to their union with a spouse in marriage, and to the human community (individually and corporately) in its relationship to God.

Authors
Dr. S.L. Jones and H.R. Hostler
Pages
120 - 130
Price
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