Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Blogger quotes Moore about Jesus' sexuality

"Did Jesus have sex with Mary Magdalene?" asks Tom Rapsas in his post for Elephant.
Rapsas quotes Thomas Moore’s book, Writing in the Sand: Jesus and the Soul of the Gospels in his response.

He includes Moore’s observation, "What is shocking about the new view of Mary Magdalene and Jesus, of course, is the implication that Jesus was not celibate. People who see Jesus in an entirely spiritual light may have trouble considering the possibility that he was a sexual being as well. Yet ... if you’re going to acknowledge Jesus’ humanity, you have to include his sexuality."

Rapsas quotes Luke 7:43-46, translated in Moore's book, to convey Jesus' sensuality.