By Miguel A. De La Torre
A Lily one of the Thorns supplies Christians a brand new state of mind approximately sexuality. writer Miguel De los angeles Torre, a well-respected ethicist and professor recognized for his leading edge readings of Christian doctrine, rejects either the liberal and conservative prejudices approximately intercourse. freeing the feminine physique -- releasing the physique of colour -- The physique and its pleasures -- A sexual ethics for the physique -- nice intercourse in marriage -- intercourse and the one Christian -- Same-sex relationships -- Predatory intercourse
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