Five Uneasy Pieces: Essays on Scripture and Sexuality

Five Uneasy Pieces: Essays on Scripture and Sexuality


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Five Uneasy Pieces: Essays on Scripture and Sexuality by Michael Kirby

The uneasy pieces of this book are well-written, challenging and stimulating. They come from the pen of Australian biblical scholars within the Anglican communion, who are skilled in both exegesis and hermeneutical theory. Each essay addresses the question of homosexuality in the Bible, looking at passages in the Old Testament and the New Testament which are often used as a basis for rejecting homosexuality in Christian ethics. Each essays argues, on the contrary, that there is no biblical warrant for condemning either a homosexual orientation or a faithful and committed homosexual relationship. The book, as a whole, makes it crystal clear that both sides of the debate take seriously the Bible as the inspired word of God, and both are seeking to discern the Scriptures in order to hear Gods voice speaking to us today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781921817243
Publisher: ATF Press
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Prologue Nigel Wright vii

Preface Mark Burton xi

Foreword William Countryman xv

Introduction Michael Kirby xxiii

Chapter 1 Were the Sodomites Really Sodomites? Homosexuality in Genesis 19 Megan Warner 1

Chapter 2 On 'Not Putting New Wine into Old Wineskins', or 'Taking the Bible Fully Seriously': An Anglican Reading of Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 Richard Treloar 13

Chapter 3 Reading Romans as Anglicans-Romans 1:26-27 Peta Sherlock 31

Chapter 4 Keeping Lists or Embracing Freedom: 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 in Context Alan Cadwallader 47

Chapter 5 Rules for Holy Living: A Progressive Reading of 1 Timothy 1:8-11 Gregory C Jenks 69

List of Contributors 85

Index of Biblical References 89

Index of Ancient Literature 93

Index of Authors 95

Index of Subjects 99

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