Passionless Sex in 1 Thessalonians 4:4-5

David E. Fredrickson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/2003

Issue: Defining Marriage (Vol. 23, No 1, Winter, 2003)

Paul's argument in 1 Thess 4:4-5 accepts the philosophical notions of Paul's day that sex in marriage should be without passion. Therefore central values for a modern discussion of marriage will have to be reinforced from other sources.

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