Sex In the Bible
Sex in the Bible For my book report I chose the topic of sex in the Bible. I thought that it would be a very interesting topic because in many churches discussion of sex and sexuality is taboo. I thought that by reading this book I could become more informed of what the Bible truly says on the subject. I also chose this topic because I felt that it would be easier reading a book about the bible on a topic I was interested in. Most subjects pertaining to the Bible are not interesting to the average teenager, and I felt this book would be fun to read. The name of the book was Sex in the Bible by Michael R. Cosby. Cosby discusses five parts of the bible in which sexual relations are discussed. First he discuses the laws that apply to sex in the Hebrew culture according to the book of Dueteronomy. Secondly he discuses the wisdom advice of the book of proverbs. Cosby then discuses the actual act of sex in the book of songs. Next he writes about the topic of sex and sexuality in the synoptic gospels. Finally he discusses sex in the books of Corinthians and Paul's letters to the Romans. Cosby's goal is to interpret the true beliefs of the early Jews and Christians. The book of Deuteronomy is a book of l
It was viewed as an expectable part of Roman society; it was common for a man to have male lovers, yet to also love his wife and children. Many Christians as well as Jews still try to practice these laws and codes. If the brother were already married then it would be expected of him to now have two wives. Proverbs says that there are two kinds of women, which represent paths along which one can take. Jesus' preachings about sex and sexuality was similar to the advice given in Proverbs and the laws stated in Dueteronomy. Jesus believed that men and women should not just seek to obey the laws of God, but rather to seek the will of God. Paul believed it was his duty to try to reform the world's moral codes. The Hebrew law saw homosexual behavior as an act of perversion that violated the order God has created. If the claims turned out to be false then the husband was beat in public and charged one hundred coins to be given to the bride's father. Paul took a moderately conservative view when explaining sexual relations; he took neither the side of the liberals, nor the ascetics. Next Cosby discusses what has been written in the book of Songs. It is interesting to see how Christian societies have adapted the codes of Deuteronomy and the wisdom of Proverbs. Those two acts would be prostitution, and transvestitism (or the act of men dressing like women and vice versa). He went along a long with Jesus' preachings about marriage, divorce, and adultery. The book was written within a society that was very male oriented.
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