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Bibil Identifier bibil:202414
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) God Has Made It Plain to Them: An Indictment of Rome's Hermeneutic of Homophobia
Author Pizzuto, Vincent
Journal Biblical Theology Bulletin (Volume: 38, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 163-183 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Roman Catholic exegesis is carried out in an explicitly ecclesial context involving formally recognized methods of interpretation and a long history of tradition, theology, culture and religiously authoritative teaching. Within this framework, the issue of homosexuality and same-gender marriage is evaluated with particular attention to Paul's indictment of the gentiles in Romans I. This article attempts to highlight the dissonance between the Church's historical-critical approach to biblical exegesis and the authoritative teachings on homosexuality that have been disseminated from Rome. The root of this dissonance is located in an identifiable and systemic homophobia pervasive throughout the Roman Catholic hierarchy. A solution to the problem is suggested in the application of Reimund Bieringer's hermeneutic of the "Normativity of the Future." The article concludes by highlighting the most salient elements of this study in a pointed critique of the tragic pastoral ramifications of Rome's current position on homosexuality.
DOI 10.1177/014610790803800404
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Homosexuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Homosexuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Roman Catholic Interpretation
Pericopes Romans 1,18-1,32
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