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Some scholars claim that Christianity was infected with an anti-sexual virus early in its history. It certainly seems to be the case that it has promoted a defensive and grudging attitude to human sexuality. This lecture will examine the Christian record on the subject. We will discover many paradoxes, including the arguable fact that Christianity, for all its ambivalence about sex and its official conviction that women bore a disproportionate responsibility for the fall of humanity, created a better environment for women than some other religious cultures that allowed men a freer rein.

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This event was on Thu, 04 Dec 1997


Professor Richard Holloway

Professor of Divinity

Richard Holloway was the Gresham Professor of Divinity between 1997 and 2001.

Professor Holloway was educated at Kelham Theological College, Edinburgh Theological College and the...

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