Concordia Theological Monthly

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sexual view, polarity, biblical, israel, intercourse, female, male, fertility, brevard

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The Bible contains a vast amount of information on the topic of sexuality. We can come to grips with its significant features by concentrating on the two great "breakthroughs” which have resulted in the distinctly Biblical views that believers have expressed about the sexual polarity of male and female. Such an approach calls for consideration, first, of that decisive turning point in Old Testament times when Yahwism "demythed" the sexual realm and set up what one might call a creaturely or a creation view of the polarity of male and female. Second, we must consider the breakthrough which occurred at the dawn of New Testament times, when the polarity of male and female was viewed from a specifically Christian perspective.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Genesis 6:1-4; Genesis 1:27-28; Genesis 2:18-24;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars