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Homosexuality and Bible
by Dan Otto Via and Robert A. J. Gagnon


Overview - Few recent issues have sparked such debate in the churches as homosexuality, same-sex unions, and ordination of gays and lesbians. A key point of contention is the meaning and authority of the biblical witness. In this brief book, two New Testament scholars discuss the relevant biblical texts on the subject of homosexual behavior and orientation.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Few recent issues have sparked such debate in the churches as homosexuality, same-sex unions, and ordination of gays and lesbians. A key point of contention is the meaning and authority of the biblical witness. 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. A thoughtful and irenic dialogue, this volume can facilitate reflection and discussion among church members on a vital and contentious issue in American church life.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780800636180
  • ISBN-10: 080063618X
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
  • Publish Date: September 2003
  • Page Count: 117
  • Dimensions: 8.68 x 5.54 x 0.32 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.41 pounds


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Books > Religion > Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - General
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