Letter: In Brief

Sir: The view that sex is dirty, adopted, so he says, by some of Rabbi Schmuley Boteach's colleagues, is not "very Christian" ("Thou shalt not seek publicity", 21 September).

Augustine, often quoted as teaching that sex was always shameful, actually thought it potentially dangerous but not uniquely tainted by original sin. He shared the rabbi's commendable wish to keep sex within the bounds of marriage.

I suspect the rabbis have got their idea that sex is smutty from Woody Allen.

The Rev PETER HATTON

Droitwich,

Hereford and Worcester

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