Eros Defiled: The Christian and Sexual Sin, By John White

Eros Defiled

The Christian and Sexual Sin

by John White

Eros Defiled
  • Length: 172 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.5 in
  • Published: March 01, 1977
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 0781
  • ISBN: 9780877847816

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Something happened to love--eros, physical love--when mankind fell. The beauty was marred. The joy was tinged with sadness. Eros was defiled.

Today the results of the Fall are evident in premartial sex, extramartial sex, masturbation, homosexuality, and various forms of twisted sex. John White speaks with understanding and compassion about each of these sexual sins. He concludes with a telling chapter of how local churches can be communities for dealing with sexual sin in a context of love and forgiveness.



Part I: Sin, Sex You
1. Sex, Science and Morality
2. Your Urges How You Experience Them

Part II: Sexual Sins
3. Sex on a Desert Island
4. The Freedom that Enslaves
5. The Scarlet Letter
6. Two Halves Do Not Make One Whole
7. Deeds Done in the Dark

Part III: The Church Sexual Sin
8. The Discipline That Heals


John White

John White (1924–2002) was the author of twenty-five books, including Daring to Draw Near, Excellence in Leadership, and The Cost of Commitment. He served as a medical missionary, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Manitoba, and a church planter and leader in the Vineyard Church movement. A much sought-after speaker, he lectured around the world at churches, conferences, and leadership events.