We love God either as ensexed and embodied creatures or not at all.
We love God as humans who are men and women all the time in everything we do.
~ Dody H. Donnelly, Radical Love
They show the roles that sexuality and the erotic have played in religion and spirituality from the dawn of human history, to ancient Greece and Rome, to the evolution of the world’s great religions. Following this golden thread, they reveal the presence and power of the erotic in the traditions of the West – in the Kabbalah in Judaism, in the poetry of the Sufi mystics in Islam, and even in the writings of the Christian mystics of the Middle Ages – as well as in the traditions of the Orient.
They realize, too, that spirituality encompasses more than just religious practices and beliefs. Our sense of personal identity; our need for love and intimacy and meaningful relationships; our experience of touch, sight, taste, smell, and sound; our ability to perceive and appreciate beauty; our unbidden experiences of the Divine – all of these things are part of human spirituality and all of them are inextricably interwoven with our sexuality.
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