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Aquinas: the joy of sex?

The 16th-century Reformation is often remembered as a rediscovery of the heart of the gospel and the way of salvation, but it was also a recovery of a Biblical view of marriage and sex.

History Professor Michael Haykin
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Left: statue of Thomas Aquinas. Right: Bede

The medieval Roman Catholic Church had affirmed the goodness of marriage, but at the same time argued that celibacy was a much better option for those wanting to pursue a life of holiness and serve God vocationally. Many medieval authors had problems especially with marital intercourse for pleasure.