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Phenomenology and Moral Estimate of Homosexuality

Luka Tomašević   ORCID icon ; Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Split

Puni tekst: hrvatski, pdf (1 MB) str. 241-262 preuzimanja: 2.869* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Tomašević, L. (2003). Fenomenologija i moralna prosudba homoseksualnosti. Crkva u svijetu, 38 (2), 241-262. Preuzeto s
MLA 8th Edition
Tomašević, Luka. "Fenomenologija i moralna prosudba homoseksualnosti." Crkva u svijetu, vol. 38, br. 2, 2003, str. 241-262. Citirano 09.05.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Tomašević, Luka. "Fenomenologija i moralna prosudba homoseksualnosti." Crkva u svijetu 38, br. 2 (2003): 241-262.
Tomašević, L. (2003). 'Fenomenologija i moralna prosudba homoseksualnosti', Crkva u svijetu, 38(2), str. 241-262. Preuzeto s: (Datum pristupa: 09.05.2021.)
Tomašević L. Fenomenologija i moralna prosudba homoseksualnosti. Crkva u svijetu [Internet]. 2003 [pristupljeno 09.05.2021.];38(2):241-262. Dostupno na:
L. Tomašević, "Fenomenologija i moralna prosudba homoseksualnosti", Crkva u svijetu, vol.38, br. 2, str. 241-262, 2003. [Online]. Dostupno na: [Citirano: 09.05.2021.]

In this work the author analvses the phenomenon of
homosexuality, tries to determine its concept and kinds of it, tries to
find the causes of it, points out its historical existence in various
societies, its today's aggressive spreading as if it were a justified
manifestation, and brings the moral judgement of Catholic Church.
Emphasizing the basic truths about sexuality and sexual identitv, in
the first part of the work the author investigates the phenomenology
of sexuality, trying to determine its guidelines. Then he determines
its historical existence in ali known societies, its sudden and fast
spreading in today's secularised societv, as well as the fight of "gay
societies" to establish homosexual behaviour as something quite
normal both in society and Church. In the second part the author
presents the Christian and Church's moral estimate.
Employing the method of analvsis, the author points out that ali
societies and cultures in historv have known the phenomenon of
homosexuality, especiallv the Greek societv; various names have
been given to it and not earlier than at the end of 19th century
scientific investigations and explanations began, but until now the
phenomenon has remained unexplainable.
At the end of 20th century homosexuality was starting to be
considered a normal sexual orientation trving to be equalized to
heterosexuality. In many countries laws have been passed to make
the discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation illegal, as well
as the laws enabling the registration of partnership between the persons of the same sex. And also in Croatia such legalization has
been in progress.
Christianity has always considered homosexuality as a moral
disorder and, consequently, as a sin, but the Catholic Church has
never persecuted homosexuals.
Actuated by the developments in today's world and under the
pressure of some "Christian" homosexual associations, the Catholic
Church has again put forward its moral judgement on homosexuality
through the Convention for the Doctrine of Faith and in its
"Catechism of Catholic Church", considering it as a grave moral
disorder and sin if homosexual acts are performed.
Hovvever, Church does not condemn homosexual inclination
and calls on its pastoral participants to be full of understanding
toward such persons and to dedicate special care to them.

Ključne riječi
sexuality; homosexuality; heterosexuality; society; homosexual associations; christianity; Church; theology; person; Doctrine of Faith

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