Heterosexuality and Human Identity


Rabbi Dr Shimon Cowen explains the links between procreation, masculinity & femininity, and the essential spiritual aspect of the human person.

In this podcast:
  • 1:08: Certain aspects of sexual behaviour are not made right by consent. This is because they affect personal identity, they affect the relationship between the person and God.
  • 5:18: The human person is “quintessentially not homosexual” due to the human person’s spiritual faculty.
  • 17:42: The spiritual aspect of the human person is linked to procreation.
  • 24:39: Masculinity, femininity and the human soul.


This presentation was part of The Christopher Dawson Centre for Cultural Studies’ 2016 Colloquium on the theme “The nature of men and women: complementary but different”, hosted in Hobart, Australia.

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