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Bibil Identifier bibil:207045
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Gentiles and Homosexuals
Title (English, ) A Brief History of an Analogy
Author Perry, John
Journal Journal of Religious Ethics (Volume: 38, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 321-347 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper examines the argument that moral approval of homosexuality is analogous to the early church's inclusion of gentiles. The analogy has a long but often overlooked history, dating back to the start of the modern gay-rights movement. It has recently gained greater prominence because of its importance to the Episcopal Church's debate with the wider Anglican Communion. Beginning with the Episcopal Church argument, we see that there are five specific areas most in need of further clarification. In this essay I examine significant uses of the analogy from the prior 25 years to see how effectively they address these five areas. I conclude that the conversation surrounding the Gentile Analogy is the current, best hope for mutual understanding among Christians about homosexuality. However, if the analogy is to advance the Christian conversation, much greater care and precision is needed in its application from traditionalists and revisionists alike.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Nations
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Homosexuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : LGBT Interpretation
Pericopes Acts of the Apostles 10-15
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