2019 Symposium Abstract 5: Hans Boersma - "8 Theses on Sex"

Synaxis of John the Holy Glorious Prophet, Baptist & Forerunner

THROUGHOUT the Christian tradition, the number eight has functioned as a symbol of the eschaton. Christ rose on the Eighth Day, and Christians celebrate new life in Christ on the Eighth Day. So, by offering eight theses on sex, I intend to reflect on the nature and function of sex in light of the Eighth Day, the eschaton. The primary conviction that should regulate all talk about sex is that it is a sacrament (sacramentum) that aims at the reality (res) of the Eighth Day. No better place than the Eighth Day Institute to reflect on the relationship between sex and the Last Day!

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