The Bible and Homosexual Practice
Texts and Hermeneutics
Robert A. J. Gagnon
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Kustantaja: Abingdon Press, 2002
Gagnon offers the most thorough analysis to date of the biblical texts relating to homosexuality. His strong and clearly articulated argument establishes that the Bible contains a unanimous witness defining same-sex intercourse as sin. He does so while rigorously engaging biblical scholars and historians who have written both for and against this understanding of same-sex intercourse. In addition, he demonstrates systematically why attempts to classify as irrelevant for our contemporary context the Bible's rejection of same-sex intercourse fail to do justice to the biblical texts. His conclusions are clear and compassionate, as he cautions readers on all sides of the debate against a truncated gospel, and challenges all to strive for a holistic view of the command to love God and neighbor.
Robert A. J. Gagnon on Uuden testamentin eksegetiikan apulaisprofessori (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, USA).