I blogged about the book by my former student Matthew Rueger, Sexual Morality in a Christless World. In it, he shows the sexual ethos of the ancient Greeks and Romans, which was dehumanizing, exploitive, and oppressive. (He writes, for example, about the sexual use of male and female slaves.) The advent of Christianity brought with it a new sexual ethos based on love, chastity, and fidelity. Christianity brought progress in the way people treated each other sexually, but today we are reverting back to the bad old days of sexual paganism.
I’m glad to see that this book, published by CPH, is breaking out of just the Lutheran marketplace to get wider attention. Right now it is Amazon’s #1 bestseller among religious books on gender & sexuality. And it has attracted the attention of Eric Metaxas on the late Chuck Colson’s radio program Breakpoint. He gives an excellent review of the book, excerpted after the jump. [Read more…]