18 November 2007

Sex in the Bible!??!? Well....

My New Testament professor Deirdre Good has some astute observations on sex, sexuality and gender in the Bible. Here's a quote:

If sexuality is marginal in biblical tradition and the Bible has no vision to help integrate human sexuality, and if a Christian theology of the sacrament of marriage is patristic and medieval, what might be the consequences for our contemporary debates about sexuality in the church and elsewhere? One is that since sexuality seems to be of no great concern to either God or Jesus according to the biblical record, we need to recognize this gap before we rush to fill it.

The rest of Deirdre's scholarly good sense can be found here. Hat tip to Episcopal Cafe for the link.

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