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Posted by Eldad on 2012-04-23 11:00:07, Monday
In reply to Re: A 500 year tradition posted by Blackstone on 2012-04-22 23:58:43, Sunday

I stand corrected on Luther - I guess he was so formed by the Catholic tradition that he didn't work out that this aspect was wrong headed; that quote is pure Augustine. However Calvin comments on the 'honour of marriage', reacting against the celibacy imposed by the Popes (see the reference below as a quickly googled example of his thought). And by the time of the English puritans 100 years later, views seem to have taken a strongly 'sex affirming' stance; thus

Keep up your conjugal love in constant heat and vigor.

from Richard Baxter.

The discussion of 'one flesh' - apart from being an interpretation of the text! - is derived from John and Paula Sandford, who are certainly modern, but unquestionably not post-modern.

• ( http link ) Calvin commenting on Dan 11:37

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