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Why Jhon Donne did not believe that the body was corrupt as a result of original sin?

Please give me the answer according to the poem “The Ecstasy" by John Donne.

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John Donne wrote quite a bit about the godliness of physical love. He firmly believes that sex was much more than a primal longing, he felt it was a communion that was close to God. He did not believe that Adam's original sin doomed successive generations to reenact sin and sex until the end of the species. Physical love is, on the contrary, a vision of God's love. Two bodies bring forth the "divine being."