Homosexual Sex and the One-Flesh Union

  • Erik J. Wielenberg DePauw University, Department of Philosophy, Indiana
Keywords: Alexander Pruss; one-body; sex; love; marriage; homosexual


I critically examine Alexander Pruss’s conception of the one-body union described in Genesis 2:24. Pruss appeals to his conception of the one-body union to advance two arguments for the conclusion that homosexual sex is morally wrong. I propose an alternative conception of the one-body union that implies that heterosexual and homosexual couples alike can participate in the one-body union; I take that implication of my account to be a significant advantage over Pruss’s account.


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