Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church's Debate on by James V. Brownson

By James V. Brownson

Grapples rigorously with biblical texts on the center of the church's debate over same-sex relationships

This thought-provoking booklet by way of James Brownson develops a wide, cross-cultural sexual ethic from Scripture, locates present debates over homosexuality in that wider context, and explores why the Bible speaks how it does approximately same-sex relationships.

relatively providing either side during this polarized debate — "traditional" and "revisionist" — Brownson rigorously analyzes the entire pertinent biblical texts and helpfully identifies "stuck points" within the ongoing debate. within the procedure, he explores key strategies that tell our realizing of the biblical texts, together with patriarchy, complementarity, purity and impurity, honor and disgrace. relevant to his argument is the necessity to discover the ethical common sense at the back of the text.

Written with the intention to serve and tell the continuing debate in lots of denominations over the questions of homosexuality, Brownson's in-depth examine will end up an invaluable source for Christians who are looking to shape a thought of opinion in this vital factor.

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Alexander and Yescavage (2003) call for mutual understanding between and appreciation of the lesbian and gay and the bisexual community, they emphasize the value of learning from each other and from the turf wars that have divided the LGBT community. It is important to acknowledge and to redress the neglect of bisexuality in lesbian and gay psychology. It is also necessary to recognize and examine bisexual specificity and the similarities and differences between lesbians’, gay men’s, bisexual men’s and bisexual women’s experiences, and the multiple meanings of bisexuality.

Rich, 1980/1987) bisexual women were viewed as traitors who refused to shift their alliances away from men (Blasius & Phelan, 1997; Hartman, 2005; Humphrey, 1999; Rust, 1995). During the 1980s and 1990s, when the AIDS epidemic and the homophobic backlash from the new right led lesbians and gay men to reform their old alliances, the potential for coalitions with bisexuals was foreclosed by an emphasis on sexual immutability. In this context, bisexuals were vilified as confused because of the desire for fixed categories around which to organize politically (Blasius & Phelan, 1997).

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