Distortions of Eros: Victorianism and Promiscuity


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In this episode, the gents discuss continue their exploration of distortions of eros, the third love, by examining the opposite approaches advocating a Victorian puritanism and a more open and promiscuous stance.

Show Highlights:

  • How do Christians properly view the body and natural desire?
  • Why is a promiscuous worldview incorrect?
  • What do the Victorians and Puritans get wrong about a prude and rigid treatment of eros and sex?
  • What a properly ordered eros or desires look like.
  • Why sex and pleasure are, at a base level, good until they become corrupted.
  • Is eros mainly an evolutionary appetite?
  • Does this carnal element of eros make it dangerous?
  • Why our view of Eros and sexuality need not be restrictive if ordered properly.

View the full show notes here.


The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis

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