Sex and the Church

May 2015
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3. Christianity v The West

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In this final episode of the series, professor Diarmaid MacCulloch explores how the offical Christian Church and Western society have moved apart on issues of sex and gender over the last 300 years. The Enlightenment encouraged people to question authority and that included the Church's teachings on sex. In the late 17th c...
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2. Sexual Revolution

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Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch continues his exploration of how Christianity has shaped western attitudes to sex, gender and sexuality through history. Travelling from the north east of England to Germany and Italy, he explains how the Christian church took control of marriage in the 11th century, turning a civil institutio...
April 2015
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1. From Pleasure to Sin

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In the first part of a major three-part series, the eminent theological historian Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch explores how Christianity has shaped western attitudes to sex, gender and sexuality throughout history. Travelling from Israel to Greece, Italy and Ireland, he begins by showing how the early Christians transform...
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