Yes, that was the passage I was thinking of. I couldn't find the exact quote that quickly.

I'm from a very calvinistic upbringing and this quote wasn't mentioned at all, which I thought was odd.

If we believe God made us in his image, shouldn't we be appreciative of our bodies? Even if the fall corrupted the human body, some snippet of God's was left behind.

I immediately assumed he didn't have a problem with the female body, but as you say, he doesn't mention that at all.

Loved your piece. I'm still not convinced he could be gay. Augustine of Hippo did view sexuality in general fairly negatively, something that is still echoed in Dutch protestant churches. I think this could also be an explanation for his writings and behavior.

But your piece is thought provoking and I like that.

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