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"Fifteen years ago when I taught [First] Corinthians to undergraduates, students would be uncomfortable with Paul's talk of virginity. There would be titters in the classroom, and you'd have to explain why Paul thought virginity was an important option. Today the atmosphere is different. There's a total acceptance of the option of virginity. Whether or not students are virgins themselves, they don't see it as a laughable issue."

Luck Timothy JohnsonProfessor of New TestamentEmory University Quoted in Christian Century July 1–8, 1998

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