Bible, gender, sexuality : reframing the church's debate on same-sex relationships / James V. Brownson.Material type: TextPublication details: Grand Rapids, Mich. ; Cambridge, England : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2013Description: xi, 300 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 9780802868633 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0802868630 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Bible and homosexuality | Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Sex -- Biblical teaching | Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Marriage -- Biblical teaching | Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Same-sex marriageLOC classification: BS680.H67 | B76 2013
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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. He carefully analyzes each of the seven main texts that appear to address intimate same-sex relations, and in the process explores key concepts that inform our understanding of the texts, including patriarchy, complementarity, purity and impurity, honor and shame.
Why another book on same-sex relationships? -- Recovering a broad, cross-cultural vision for the center of Christian sexual ethics -- Exploring the "boundary language" of Romans 1:24-27 -- Conclusions.