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Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church's Debate on Same-Sex Relationships

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Grapples conscientiously with biblical texts at the heart of the church's debate over same-sex relationships

This thought-provoking book by James Brownson develops a broad, cross-cultural sexual ethic from Scripture, locates current debates over homosexuality in that wider context, and explores why the Bible speaks the way it does about same-sex relationships.

Fairly presenting both sides in this polarized debate — "traditional" and "revisionist" — Brownson conscientiously analyzes all of the pertinent biblical texts and helpfully identifies "stuck points" in the ongoing debate. In the process, he explores key concepts that inform our understanding of the biblical texts, including patriarchy, complementarity, purity and impurity, honor and shame. Central to his argument is the need to uncover the moral logic behind the text.

Written in order to serve and inform the ongoing debate in many denominations over the questions of homosexuality, Brownson's in-depth study will prove a useful resource for Christians who want to form a considered opinion on this important issue.

About the Author

James V. Brownson is James I. and Jean Cook Professor ofNew Testament at Western Theological Seminary, Holland,Michigan. His other books include Speaking Truth inLove: New Testament Resources for a MissionalHermeneutic"

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chicagomark1960, July 15, 2015 (view all comments by chicagomark1960)
Same sex marriage is becoming legal all over the world. But what of Christian churches? The division is much deeper here. In this book James Brownson examines the Biblical passages that speak against same sex relations. He looks at the context in which these passages were written and the cultural norms of the times. This book invites us look at these passages with new eyes and to question how we view same sex marriage within the Christian faith, in light of our evolving culture.
Brownson does not take short cuts with theology. While people may not have their minds changed, this should be satisfying to conservatives and liberals alike. Bible, Gender, Sexuality is a must read for anyone who is wrestling with the issue of same sex marriage within Christianity.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802868633
Author:
Brownson, James V.
Publisher:
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Subject:
Religion Western-Bible Reference
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.77 in 15 oz

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