Theology: Christ's Sexuality

The idea of Jesus as a sexual being, sheer blasphemy to most Christians, has a certain fascination for some modern writers. In The Man Who Died, D. H. Lawrence interpreted the Resurrection as Christ's awakening to sensual love; Nikos Kazantzakis described The Last Temptation of Christ as his struggle to overcome sexual desire. Heretical as such writings may sound, says Tom F. Driver, an associate professor at Manhattan's Union Theological Seminary, Jesus' sexuality should not be dismissed by Christians as unthinkable.

To do so, he argues in the current issue of Union's...

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