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Author Brownson, James V
Title Bible, Gender, Sexuality : Reframing the Church's Debate on Same-Sex Relationships
Imprint Grand Rapids : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2013
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Note Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword, by Wesley Granberg-Michaelson -- I. Why Another Book on Same-Sex Relationships? -- 1. Introduction and Overview -- The Necessity of Interpretation -- Imagination and Biblical Interpretation -- The Methodology of This Book -- Summing Up -- 2. The Traditionalist Case and Its Problems -- Analyzing "Gender Complementarity" -- Biological Understandings of Gender Complementarity -- Critiquing Biological Understandings of Gender Complementarity -- Conclusions -- Summing Up -- 3. Revisionist Readings -- Understanding Revisionist Positions -- Difficulties in Revisionist Positions -- Justice, Love, and Sexual Ethics -- A New Chapter in the Debate over Same-Sex Relationships -- Summing Up -- II. Recovering a Broad, Cross-Cultural Vision for the Center of Christian Sexual Ethics -- 4. Patriarchy -- Patriarchy and Egalitarianism: Contrasting Streams in the Creation Narratives -- Contrasting Streams in the Old Testament -- Contrasting Streams in the New Testament -- Resolving the Tensions -- The Place of Galatians 3:27-28 -- Revisiting the New Testament Patriarchal Texts -- 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 -- 1 Corinthians 7:3-5 -- 1 Corinthians 14:33b-35 -- 1 Timothy 2:8-15 -- The "Household Codes" -- Implications for "Gender Complementarity" -- Implications for the Homosexuality Debate -- Summing Up -- 5. One Flesh -- "One Flesh" in Genesis 2:18-25 -- "One Flesh" and Jesus' Teaching on Divorce -- "One Flesh" in Ephesians 5:21-33 -- Sex and One Flesh: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 -- Implications for the Debate over Gay and Lesbian Relationships -- Summing Up -- 6. Procreation -- The Procreation/Marriage Link -- Is Procreation the Essence of Marriage? -- Implications for the Debate over Gay and Lesbian Relationships and Marriage -- Procreation and Gender Complementarity -- The Social Argument -- Summing Up -- 7. Celibacy
The Old Testament and Celibacy -- The New Testament and Celibacy -- Stoic-Cynic Debates on Marriage -- "Eunuchs for the Sake of the Kingdom of Heaven" (Matt. 19:12) -- Celibacy and Marriage in 1 Corinthians 7 -- Paul Addresses the Corinthians' Motivations for Avoiding Sex and Marriage -- Paul's Response to the Corinthians' Concerns -- Celibacy as Gift and Calling -- Implications for the Debate about Gay or Lesbian Committed Unions -- Conclusions -- Summing Up -- III. Exploring the "Boundary Language" of Romans 1:24-27 -- 8. Lust and Desire -- The Larger Context of Paul's Letter to the Romans -- Passion and Lust in Romans 1 - and in the Larger Historical Context -- A Possible Allusion to the Roman Imperial House? -- Lust in Romans 7 -- Is Sexual Desire Itself Evil? -- Implications for the Homosexuality Debate -- Where Does the Focus Lie when Paul Speaks of "Lust"? -- On Distinguishing "Orientation" and "Behavior" -- Summing Up -- 9. Purity and Impurity -- Larger Canonical Treatment of Purity and Impurity -- Distinguishing "Ceremonial" from "Moral" Law? -- Setting the Context: Purity and Impurity in the New Testament -- The Meaning of Purity in the Old Testament -- Purity in Second Temple Judaism and Christianity -- Three Basic Movements in Redefining Purity in the New Testament -- Why, Then, Does Paul Still Speak So Negatively about Sexual Misbehavior as "Impurity"? -- Implications for the Debate over Gay and Lesbian Unions -- Summing Up -- 10. Honor and Shame -- Anthropological/Cultural Perspectives on Honor and Shame -- Interpreting Romans 1 in an Honor-Shame Cultural Context -- Evaluating Honor-Shame as a Form of Moral Logic in Cross-Cultural Settings -- Implications for the Homosexuality Debate in the Churches: The Meaning of Shame -- Pastoral Responses to Shame -- What Exactly is Shameful in Romans 1:24-27? -- Summing Up -- 11. Nature
"Nature" as "What Comes Naturally": The Place of One's Individual Nature in the Wider World -- Nature as Individual Disposition in Romans 1 -- Nature as Communal Well-Being: The Social Dimensions of What Is Natural -- Nature, Biology, and Anatomy -- Summarizing the Nature Debate in Romans 1:26-27: Three Streams -- Nature and Redeemed Life in Christ -- Natural Law, the New Creation, and Committed Gay Unions -- Summing Up -- IV. Conclusions -- 12. Conclusions -- Reviewing the Rest of the "Seven Passages" -- Summing Up -- Bibliography of Works Cited -- Index of Names and Subjects -- Index of Scripture References -- Old Testament -- New Testament -- Apocryphal Books
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Link Print version: Brownson, James V. Bible, Gender, Sexuality : Reframing the Church's Debate on Same-Sex Relationships Grand Rapids : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company,c2013 9780802868633
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