The Bible and Homosexual Practice

Texts and Hermeneutics

Author: Robert A. J. Gagnon

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426730780

Category: Religion

Page: 401

View: 464

Gagnon offers the most thorough analysis to date of the biblical texts relating to homosexuality. He demonstrates why attempts to classify the Bible’s rejection of same-sex intercourse as irrelevant for our contemporary context fail to do justice to the biblical texts and to current scientific data. Gagnon’s book powerfully challenges attempts to identify love and inclusivity with affirmation of homosexual practice. . . . the most sophisticated and convincing examination of the biblical data for our time. —Jürgen Becker, Professor of New Testament, Christian-Albrechts University
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The Bible and Homosexual Practice

Texts and Hermeneutics

Author: Robert A.J. Gagnon

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687022797

Category: Religion

Page: 522

View: 6233

Gagnon offers the most thorough analysis to date of the biblical texts relating to homosexuality. He demonstrates why attempts to classify the Bible's rejection of same-sex intercourse as irrelevant for our contemporary context fail to do justice to the biblical texts and to current scientific data. Gagnon's book powerfully challenges attempts to identify love and inclusivity with affirmation of homosexual practice. . . . the most sophisticated and convincing examination of the biblical data for our time. --Jürgen Becker, Professor of New Testament, Christian-Albrechts University
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The Bible and Homosexual Practice

Texts and Hermeneutics

Author: Robert A. J. Gagnon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 520

View: 7077

In this book, Gagnon offers the most thorough analysis to date of the biblical texts relating to homosexuality. This book powerfully challenges attempts to identify love & inclusivity with affirmation of homosexual practice.
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Homosexuality and the Bible

Two Views

Author: Dan Otto Via,Robert A. J. Gagnon

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: 9780800636180

Category: Religion

Page: 117

View: 6252

In this brief book, two New Testament scholars discuss the relevant biblical texts on the subject of homosexual behavior and orientation.
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The Bible on the Question of Homosexuality

Author: Innocent Himbaza,Adrian Schenker,Jean-Baptiste Edart

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813218845

Category: Religion

Page: 147

View: 6073

Two Catholics and a Protestant attempt an unbiased examination of what biblical texts have to say about homosexuality, in an analysis that even looks at Jesus's own sexual orientation and attitudes toward homosexuality. Original.
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Slaves, Women & Homosexuals

Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis

Author: William J. Webb

Publisher: IVP Academic

ISBN: 9780830815616

Category: Religion

Page: 301

View: 8498

In Slaves, Women & Homosexuals William J. Webb tackles some of the most complex and controversial issues that have challenged the Christian church--and still do. He leads you through the maze of interpretation that has historically surrounded understanding of slaves, women and homosexuals, and he evaluates various approaches to these and other biblical-ethical teachings. Throughout, Webb attempts to "work out the hermeneutics involved in distinguishing that which is merely cultural in Scripture from that which is timeless" (Craig A. Evans). By the conclusion, Webb has introduced and developed a "redemptive hermeneutic" that can be applied to many issues that cause similar dilemmas. Darrel L. Bock writes in the foreword to Webb's work, "His goal is not only to discuss how these groups are to be seen in light of Scriptures but to make a case for a specific hermeneutical approach to reading these texts. . . . This book not only advances a discussion of the topics, but it also takes a markedly new direction toward establishing common ground where possible, potentially breaking down certain walls of hostility within the evangelical community."
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Homosexuality (DeYoung)

Author: James B. DeYoung

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 9780825495885

Category:

Page: N.A

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Bible, Gender, Sexuality

Reframing the Church's Debate on Same-Sex Relationships

Author: James V. Brownson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802868630

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 3648

In Bible, Gender, Sexuality James Brownson argues that Christians should reconsider whether or not the biblical strictures against same-sex relations as defined in the ancient world should apply to contemporary, committed same-sex relationships. Presenting two sides in the debate -- "traditionalist" and "revisionist" -- Brownson carefully analyzes each of the seven main texts that appear to address intimate same-sex relations. In the process, he explores key concepts that inform our understanding of the biblical texts, including patriarchy, complementarity, purity and impurity, honor and shame. Central to his argument is the need to uncover the moral logic behind the biblical text. Written in order to serve and inform the ongoing debate in many denominations over the questions of homosexuality, Brownson's in-depth study will prove a useful resource for Christians who want to form a considered opinion on this important issue.
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Homosexuality, Science, and the "plain Sense" of Scripture

Author: David L. Balch

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802846983

Category: Religion

Page: 318

View: 631

Homosexuality is one of the most hotly debated issues in the church today. This book arises directly out of the current discussion of what the Bible says about the morality of homosexual acts and relationships. Taking up the question from both sides of the debate, twelve biblical scholars, psychologists, and theologians debate the meaning of the scriptural passages on homosexuality -- from Genesis, Leviticus, Romans, and 1 Corinthians -- in light of contemporary scientific and exegetical evidence. Balanced and well reasoned, this volume will help readers constructively engage this pressing, highly sensitive subject.
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Biblical Ethics & Homosexuality

Listening to Scripture

Author: Robert Lawson Brawley

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664256388

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

View: 4732

What are the most important biblical texts for modern Christians to read in order to arrive at responsible decisions regarding the ethics of human sexual behavior? How should the Bible be used in this enterprise? How should those texts be translated for today's reader? The contributors to this book, all noted biblical scholars, confront these questions as they deal with issues surrounding the ethics of sexual behavior, in general, and the divisive issue of gay/lesbian ordination, in particular. They provide for the reader a deeper understanding of the Bible, its intentions, and its variety. This book offers a challenge to the church to give heed to the multiplicity of voices that are engaged in biblically responsible and constructive debates about the volatile issues regarding sexual behavior.
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What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? (eBook)

Author: Kevin DeYoung

Publisher: Christian Art Publishers

ISBN: 1432115243

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 8433

In WHAT DOES THE BIBLE REALLY TEACH ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY?, award-winning author Kevin DeYoung challenges each of us – the skeptic and the seeker, the certain and the confused – to take a humble look at God’s Word regarding the issue of homosexuality. After examining key biblical passages in both the Old and New Testaments and the Bible’s overarching teaching regarding sexuality, this timely book responds to popular objections raised by Christians and non-Christians alike, making this an indispensable resource for thinking through one of the most pressing issues of our day.
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Homosexuality

Biblical Interpretation and Moral Discernment

Author: Willard M. Swartley

Publisher: Herald Press (VA)

ISBN: 9780836192452

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 1831

Grounded in a lifetime of biblical study, New Testament scholar Willard M. Swartley takes a fresh look at the Scriptures and what they would teach on the current and controversial subject of homosexuality. In a spirit of love and generosity, Swartley presents all sides of the issue, drawing from contemporary scholarship and cultural analysis. He concludes with a model for congregational discernment and suggestions for the path forward. 250 Pages.
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Homosexuality in the Church

Both Sides of the Debate

Author: Jeffrey S. Siker

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664255459

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

View: 2582

Outstanding authorities on scripture, tradition, reason, biology, ethics, and gendered experience discuss one of the most divisive debates in the church today: the place of homosexuals in the community of faith. The balanced treatment of the issues and the contrasting insights of the essays make this a valuable resource for reflection individually or in groups.
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Freedom Realized

Author: Stephen Black

Publisher: Redemption Press

ISBN: 1683144945

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 4952

Freedom Realized is a passionate call to hold the front line of holiness concerning true and lasting freedom in Christ, as well as a practical ministry guide for “ex-gay” ministries, pastoral care ministries that really help people overcome homosexuality
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Flame of Yahweh

Sexuality in the Old Testament

Author: Richard M. Davidson

Publisher: Hendrickson Pub

ISBN: 9781565638471

Category: Religion

Page: 844

View: 7947

The Flame of Yahweh offers a thorough exploration of gender relationships and sexual activity in the Old Testament. Topics include sexuality in Eden, the elevation vs. the denigration of women, exclusivity vs. adultery and pre-marital sex, permanence vs. divorce and remarriage, intimacy vs. incest, and sexuality in the Song of Songs.
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Changing Our Mind

Definitive 3rd Edition of the Landmark Call for Inclusion of LGBTQ Christians with Response to Critics

Author: David P. Gushee

Publisher: Read the Spirit Books

ISBN: 1942011857

Category:

Page: 248

View: 3521

“Every generation has its hot-button issue,” writes David P. Gushee, “For us, it’s the LGBT issue.” In Changing Our Mind, Gushee takes the reader along his personal and theological journey as he changes his mind about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inclusion in the Church. With 19 books to his name, Gushee is no stranger to the public arena. He is the author of the “Evangelical Declaration Against Torture” and drafted the “Evangelical Climate Initiative. “For decades now, David Gushee has earned the reputation as America's leading evangelical ethicist. In this book, he admits that he has been wrong on the LGBT issue.” writes Brian D. McLaren, author and theologian. In the definitive third edition of this book, David Gushee issues a scholarly response to his critics. Brian D. McLaren says it best: “Not only is David Gushee's work deep, thoughtful and brilliant; and not only is David philosophically and theologically careful and astute; he is also refreshingly clear and understandable by ‘common people’ who know neither philosophical nor theological mumbo jumbo.”
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The Septuagint, Sexuality, and the New Testament

Case Studies on the Impact of the LXX in Philo and the New Testament

Author: William R. G. Loader

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802827562

Category: Religion

Page: 163

View: 2471

This fascinating book by William Loader shows how the Septuagint created new slants and emphasis on sexuality and explores how they leave their mark in the writings of Philo and the New Testament. Loaderbs useful motif in this study is that bsome things are lost in translation, others gained.b The Greek translation of the Hebrew scriptures could not help but result in verbal connections, lost emphases, and novel word plays that ultimately opened the door to new interpretations. One particularly important instance of this effect of translation is the Septuagintbs treatment of sexuality. In the course of his book Loader explores sexuality as it is presented in the Decalogue, the stories of Creation and the Garden of Eden, and the brief reference to divorce in Deuteronomy 24. He looks at each of these three samples in three stages: its Septuagint translation, its use in Philo, and then its possible impact in the New Testament. As an example, Philo makes much of the fact that in his scriptures, as in most early Septuagint texts, adultery heads the list of sins on the second table of the Law, and such changes in turn impacted the New Testament writings. Loader also shows how the Septuagint version of the Creation stories opens the possibility of framing male-female relations in several ways and how the Eden narratives allow for conjuring women as faulty creations or understanding Eve as seduced by the serpent. Such possibilities find fruitful soil in Philo, but also take root in such writers as Paul. "The Septuagint, Sexuality, and the New Testament" is a groundbreaking book that makes a major contribution to biblical studies, with reverberations to the whole field of Christianscholarship.
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Do Ask, Do Tell, Let's Talk

How and Why Christians Should Have Gay Friends

Author: Brad Hambrick

Publisher: Cruciform Press

ISBN: 194111413X

Category:

Page: 118

View: 5347

Conversations among friends accomplish more than debates between opponents. Conversations on controversial issues do not to go well when the dialogue happens community-to-community or figurehead-to-figurehead. Whether it’s race, religion, or politics, groups don’t talk well with groups. Too much is at stake when we feel like our words and actions speak for the collective whole. Platforms and podiums will never accomplish what can only be done around dinner tables and in living rooms. Two individuals from those respective groups are much more likely to forge a good relationship, influencing one another in various ways. Unfortunately, an individual who listens well is often viewed by his or her collective compatriots as engaging in compromise; at the group level, representing each side fairly feels too much like agreement. That is why the aim of this book is friendship. Friendship is the level at which influence can be had, because the dialogue does not seek to represent an agenda but to understand a person. Friendship is what protects good points from becoming gotcha moments. The subject for which this approach may be most vital for the modern church may be homosexuality and same-sex attraction (SSA). Yet our approach has tended to be more polemical or political than pastoral and personal. Churches have articulated their position on a conservative sexual ethic. Churches have re-examined the key biblical texts that are challenged in defense of a progressive sexual ethic. As important as these things are, however, they do not equip everyday Christians to develop meaningful friendships with people who experience same-sex attraction or have embraced a gay identity. In the absence of relationship, our theology becomes theory. Many Christians are seeing that the church’s unwillingness to befriend people who experience SSA has blocked us from engaging with the subject of homosexuality on a person-to-person level. We are reticent to engage relationships where it feels probable that there will be awkwardness. Admittedly, this book is not as “neat” as you might like for it to be. Many tensions will be navigated; maybe not all contradictions will be avoided. However, when it comes to being salt and light for the sake of the gospel, it seems far better to choose possible messiness over guaranteed ineffectiveness. That means we must realize that it is good for us to have conversations where we don’t know what to say. This is part of the essence of being a growing person. When we’re not having conversations that challenge us to think about new things, we will commit sins either of pride or apathy. We should always be praying that God will bring people into our lives who will provide the opportunity for us to ask new and important questions. The desire of this book is to be a resource God uses to grow his people into excellent ambassador-friends to their classmates, colleagues, and family members who experience SSA. If this is what you want to do and be, then God will be faithful to complete this work in you regardless of the strengths and weaknesses, insights and oversights of this book (Philippians 1:6). Thank you for taking this journey with me. —Brad Hambrick
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The Hole in Our Holiness

Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness

Author: Kevin DeYoung

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781433541353

Category: Religion

Page: 159

View: 4522

Given the lack of holiness in our culture today, DeYoung presents a popular-level treatment of sanctification and union with Christ, helping readers to see what matters most—being like Jesus. Now available in paperback.
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