Passionate Order: Order and Sexuality in Augustine's Theology

Laurie A. Jungling

Article Type: Doctoral Essay Contest Essay

Publication Date: 7/1/2007

Issue: What is a Christian? (Vol. 27, No 3, Summer, 2007)

The strong interrelation between order and sexuality in Augustine’s thought has had long-term effect on Christian thinking about sex. Though Augustine moved beyond a strict body-soul dualism that rejected sex altogether, he left a legacy that has caused considerable sorrow for those outside the perceived proper “order” of human sexuality.

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