The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics

R.A.J. Gagnon


Reviews mostly by Dr Peter Masters

Due in mid December


The Personal Risks Inherent in Writing Such a Book

Motivation for “Coming Out of the Closet”

 The Argument of This Book

Chapter 1: The Witness of the Old Testament

 1 The Ancient Near Eastern Background



The Hittite empire / Canaan / Summary

      Ii   Genesis 1-3: Creation Stories

      Iii  Genesis 9:20-27: Ham’s Act and Noah’s Curse

      iV  Genesis 19:4-11: The story of Sodom and Gomorrah

                         Other Early Interpretations of the Sin of Sodom

      V  Judges 19:22-25: The Rape of the Levite’s Concubine

                         Excursus: The Image of Women in Judges 19-21

      Vl Homosexual Cult Prostitution in Israel

      Vll Leviticus 18:22; 20:13 Laws

                         The meaning of tocebd

                         The Question of the Contemporary Authority of Levitical Law

                         Does the influence of Leviticus on Paul Undermine His Moral Credibility?

Why the Prohibition of Male Same-Sex Intercourse?

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