Jonathan Loved David: Homosexuality in Biblical Times

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1978 - Social Science - 163 pages
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In this thoughtful exploration of a sensitive issue, Tom Horner considers all the references to homosexuality in the Bible--the stories of Sodom and Gibeah, David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi, and passages from Deuteronomy, Leviticus, Romans, I Corinthians, and I Timothy. He includes an important discussion of the words and actions of Christ in their biblical and historical context, to determine what conclusions can validly be inferred about Jesus and sexuality.

This book contains suggestions for further reading and a complete list of biblical references to homosexuality. Teachers, students, and anyone open to reconsidering homosexuality in the light of the Scriptures will profit from this clearly written work.

 

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Typical of the mental illness that is homosexality, this book seeks to find sin where there is none in an effort to alleviate the sin of those that suffer. To this man, everyone is a homosexual, and anytime anyone is named in the bible in same sex friendship or pairing, he concludes that it must be lustful or sexual. It is sick, perverse, but that is self evident.  

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The Middle Eastern Background
15
David and Jonathan
26
Ruth and Naomi
40
The Men of Sodom and Gibeah
47
The Dogs or Homosexual Holy Men
59
All These Abominations
71
Paul And First Corinthians 691O
86
More References And Paul on Love
100
Jesus and Sexuality
110
Notes
127
Recommendations for Further Reading
145
Index of Biblical References
153
Index of Subjects
157
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