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Sex and The Church (2015)
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The eminent theological historian professor Diarmaid MacCulloch explores
how Christianity has shaped Western attitudes to sex, gender and
sexuality throughout history ...

Sex and the church (2015) - 1 of 3 - From pleasure to sin - directed by: Robin Dashwood; country: United Kingdom
Travelling from Israel to Greece, Italy and Ireland, he begins by showing how the early
Christians transformed sex from a biological necessity into a vice, from
a pleasure into a sin. Even though Jesus Christ said very little about
sex, Christianity soon promoted celibacy as the Christian ideal, turned
sex into something dangerous and made even marriage second-best ...

Sex and the church (2015) - 2 of 3 - Sexual revolution - directed by: Charles Colville; country: United Kingdom
Travelling from North East England to Germany and Italy, he explains how the Christian church
took control of marriage in the 11th century, turning a civil
institution into a sacred rite of Christianity. And he reveals how the
Protestant Reformation launched a sexual revolution ...

Sex and the church (2015) - 3 of 3 - Christianity vs the West - directed by: Charles Colville; country: United Kingdom
Explores how the offical Christian Church and Western society have moved apart on issues
of sex and gender over the last 300 years. The Enlightenment encouraged
people to question authority and that included the Church’s teachings on
sex. In the late 17th century, prostitution and homosexuality openly
flourished in western cities - an open affront to centuries of Christian
teaching. At the same time, new forms of Protestantism, such as
Methodism, began to question traditional Church teaching, giving
leadership roles to women. In the Victorian age, sex became a subject
for scientists to study, instead of a sin for the Church to condemn.
Some Christian thinkers began to challenge the sexual status quo.
Josephine Butler fought on behalf of prostitutes, while Bishop John
Colenso argued that African converts should be allowed to continue their
practice of polygamy. And in the mid 20th century, Christians were at the forefront of the successful campaign for the decriminalisation of
But elsewhere, Church leaders railed against these changes. Rome insisted on no divorce, no homosexuality, no
contraception. And in recent years, both Catholic and Protestant
Churches have been mired in sex abuse scandals. Does Christian thinking
still have anything to teach a secular world about sex? ...

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yianangDate: Friday, 2015-09-25, 1:29 AM | Message # 2
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This looks interesting. Thanks!
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