[Milton-L] It's Confirmed!

Mitchell M. Harris mitchell.harris at augie.edu
Wed Jul 20 17:54:48 EDT 2011

>  Isn't there also something somewhere about the involuntary nature  
> of (especially male) sexual arousal being a product of the Fall?
> Hannibal

Yes. Augustine tackles the issues of spontaneous erections and  
nocturnal emissions in the Confessions, City of God, and On  
Concupiscence. And he generally addresses the issue of the separation  
of the body from both desire and will throughout all of his marriage  
treatises--an argument which also is implicit in many of his treatises  
on hermeneutics (Of Christian Doctrine, The Literal Interpretation of  
Genesis, The Teacher, etc.).

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