Contraception: A History of Its Treatment by the Catholic by John T. Noonan Jr.

By John T. Noonan Jr.

Initially released in 1965, birth control bought unanimous acclaim from all quarters because the first thorough, scholarly, target research of Catholic doctrine on contraception. greater than ever this topic is of acute situation to a global dealing with severe inhabitants difficulties, and the writer has written a massive new appendix reading the advance of and debates over the doctrine some time past two decades.

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Org/terms THE OLD TESTAMENT 33 Rachel is barren, she gives her slave girl to Jacob so that she may vicariously beget children through her slave (Gn 29:22-28, Gn 30: 1-5). A later story tells of David and his several wives, Micol, who "loved him" (1 K 18:20, 28); Abigail whose enterprising betrayal of her nrst husband impressed him (1 K 25:23-42); and Bethsabee, whose beauty moved him to adultery and murder (2 K 11:2-17). The man to whom Micol was given during David's quarrel with Saul weeps when David takes her back (2 K 3: 16).

A later story tells of David and his several wives, Micol, who "loved him" (1 K 18:20, 28); Abigail whose enterprising betrayal of her nrst husband impressed him (1 K 25:23-42); and Bethsabee, whose beauty moved him to adultery and murder (2 K 11:2-17). The man to whom Micol was given during David's quarrel with Saul weeps when David takes her back (2 K 3: 16). David consoles Bethsabee when their nrst child dies (2 K 12:24). It would be foolish to deny that even in a polygamous society personal emotions could have a place.

Most English translations supply it. " On Jerome's translation used in the Vulgate, see Chapter III below. 5 David Daube, "Consortium in Roman and Hebrew Law," Juridical Review 62 (195 0 ),72-73,79,89,96. 6 A convenient summary of the positions taken by the exegesis is given by A. M. " La Vie spirituelle 15, Supplement (1962), 575-576: (1) Punishment for the contraceptive method used-John Skinner, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Genesis (New York, 1910); Otto Procksch, Die Genesis (Leipzig, 1913); Benno Jacob, Das erste Buch det Tora: Genesis (Berlin, 1934); Johannes Hempel, Das Ethos des Alten Testaments (Berlin, 1938); W.

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