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Bible, gender, sexuality : reframing the church's debate on same-sex relationships

Author: James V Brownson
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. ; Cambridge, England : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2013.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James V Brownson
ISBN: 9780802868633 0802868630
OCLC Number: 813567918
Description: xi, 300 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: James V. Brownson.

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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.
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Wesley Granberg-Michaelson (from foreword)"Instead of being trapped in shallow debates over the meaning of a few isolated biblical passages, James Brownson grounds his approach in foundational Read more...

 
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