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Document Type

Practical Theology


marriage, sexuality, christian, st. paul, relationship, procreation, companionship, sin

Submission Type

Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Christian sexual ethics have always set the Church apart from the world. The division between Church and world goes deeper than its incongruence with its early Greco-Roman context of sexual slavery and pervasive homosexuality. Jesus’ teaching on sexuality was shocking to his Jewish context as well. Jesus’ radical commitment to the integrity of marriage left his disciples questioning the feasibility of the institution, all the more since the teaching contradicted the pattern of divorce instituted by scripture (Matt 19:1-10). Behind Jesus’ vision of human sexuality stood God’s original design for marriage rooted in the creation of sexed bodies designed for relationships.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

John 1:14; 1 Timothy 6:20; 1 Timothy 6:4; 1 Peter 2:4; Philippians 3:12–14; 1 Corinthians 13:12; Psalm 82:6; John 1:2; Romans 8:14; Galatians 3:26; Galatians 4:7; 2 Peter 1:3–4; Genesis 1:31; Genesis 1:26–27; 1 Corinthians 13:12; Romans 11:33;

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Submission Audience

Laity; Ministers; Scholars

People in this Resource (separated by commas)

Gregory, Athanasius,