Becoming One Flesh

Jan van Eyck. “Adam and Eve,” details of the Ghent altarpiece. In the Christian tradition there is a persistent notion that sex is shameful, or at best a necessary evil. This attitude does not  come from Judaism or Jesus. It developed early in the Western church along with devaluation of women in church affairs. What does Scripture really have to say about sex? At the beginning of the Bible there is a lot of sex going on with no hint of shame, only🔒

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William H. Mueller taught biological and behavioral sciences at University of Texas School of Public Health. His writing can be found in several Quaker periodicals. He and his wife Pat edit a prison ministry newsletter, "Inlook-Outlook," and are members of St. Lawrence Valley Meeting in Potsdam, N.Y.

Posted in: April 2013: Conflict and Eldering, Features
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