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Homosexuality and the Bible : Two Views

Homosexuality and the Bible : Two Views - 03 edition

Homosexuality and the Bible : Two Views - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780800636180

ISBN10: 080063618X

Homosexuality and the Bible : Two Views by Dan O. Via and Robert A. J. Gagnon - ISBN 9780800636180
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Fortress Publishers
Published: 2003
International: No
Homosexuality and the Bible : Two Views by Dan O. Via and Robert A. J. Gagnon - ISBN 9780800636180

ISBN13: 9780800636180

ISBN10: 080063618X

Summary

In this brief book, two New Testament scholars discuss the relevant biblical texts on the subject of homosexual behavior and orientation. Discussing both Old Testament and New Testament texts, each author also raises important interpretive and moral questions and then offers a response to the other's main assertions. Chief questions examined by each include what the Bible has to say about homosexuality and homosexual behavior, the meaning of those texts in their cultural contexts, and the larger hermeneutical dilemma of what kind of authority the Bible's teaching, if recoverable, has for Christians today.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface
The Bible, the Church, and Homosexuality
Introduction
The Authority of the Bible
Hermeneutics: The Problem of Interpretation
Changing Attitudes
The Old Testament
Transition to the New Testament
The New Testament
Homosexual Orientation
Defense of the Traditional Position
Wandering in the Wilderness
A Way Forward
The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Key Issues
On Determining What Matters in Scripture
The Proper Use of Analogies
Love and Grace from the Perspective of Jesus and Paul
The Pervasive Stance against Homosexual Practice in the Old Testament
The Levitical Proscriptions and the Issue of Purity
The Witness of Jesus
The Witness of Paul
Concluding Thoughts
Response to Robert A. J. Gagnon
Response to Dan O. Via
Select Bibliography
Index of Scripture

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