The New Testament and Homosexuality: Contextual Background for Contemporary Debate

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Fortress Press, 1983 - Religion - 158 pages
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Just what is a proper use of the Bible, especially the New Testament, in Christian debates about acceptance of homosexuals? In addition to bringing clarity and honesty to issues of the relevance of the Bible, this work brings a little more light and a little less heat to the discussion, a little more acceptance of all persons on the "other side," and maybe even an awareness that in Christ there is really no "other side" at all.
 

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User Review  - Steve Watson - Goodreads

Published in 1983, I'm not sure how current the scholarship is. But it is an interesting review of the sexual context of the societies known to the writers of the Old and New Testament. Conclusions ... Read full review

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Very antiquated, but helpful. Read full review

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Contents

The Use of the Bible in Recent Church Discussions about Homosexuality
1
The Cultural Background A Male Society with an Ideal of Male Beauty
17
Pederastic Practices
29
The Great Debate
44
Palestinian Judaism Stern Opposition
66
Hellenistic Judaism Pederasty Vilified
85
The Early Church Echoes of a Tradition
99
Taking a Stand
123
On the Question of Nonpederastic Male Homosexuality
130
Female Homosexuality in the GrecoRoman World
140
Some Psychological Reflections
145
Index of Passages
150
Index of Authors and Subjects
157
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