Dr. Ron Miller speaks at the Theosophical Society in America in 2008 on Sex and Spirituality. Two models of spiritual growth were in competition in the early Christian centuries. The first Ron calls “blessed participation” and it comes from the biblical tradition as understood in Judaism. The second he dubs “holy abstinence” and comes from Platonism. What are the differences between these two models? How does this difference in paradigms affect Christian spirituality to this day?
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