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Bibil Identifier bibil:202088
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Le Lévitique condamnerait-it l'homosexualité ? De l'exégèse à l'herméneutique
Author Caron, Gérald
Journal Studies in Religion (Volume: 38, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language French
Pages 27-49 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In this second of four articles on "Homosexuality and the Word of God", the author discusses both the meaning and the thrust of Leviticus' double prohibition in the current debate on homosexuality. In contrast with the story of Sodom (Gn 19), the text of Leviticus seems to be condemning unequivocally sexual acts between men. Granted that such a prohibition does not refer to homosexuality as understood today, the debate is still wide open as to how the text should be interpreted in today's context. In the first part, he suggests a new understanding of biblical authority, which acknowledges an active role for readers in the interpretive process and, as a result, allows them to censure texts deemed immoral in today's context.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Homosexuality
Pericopes Genesis 19
Leviticus 18,22
Leviticus 20,13
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