Porneia: The Making of a Christian Sexual Norm

  title={Porneia: The Making of a Christian Sexual Norm},
  author={K. Harper},
  journal={Journal of Biblical Literature},
  pages={363 - 383}
  • K. Harper
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Biblical Literature
  • There is this division among those sins which come about through desire and pleasure: what is called μοιχεία and what is called πορνεία. For some who are more exacting, it is held that the sin pertaining to πορνεία is also μοιχεία, since there is only one legitimate union for both the wife with her husband and the husband with his wife. Everything, therefore, which is not legitimate is completely illegitimate, and he who has what is not his own clearly has what is another’s. . . . But since the… CONTINUE READING