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Bibil Identifier bibil:212840
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Sexuality and Shifting Paradigms – Setting the Scene
Author Dreyer, Yolanda
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 61, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2005
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2005
Year (Copyright) 2005
Year (Reference) 2005
Language French
Pages 729-751 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The social environment of the Biblical world can be distinguished in the Eastern Mediterranean (Semitic) and the Western Mediterranean (Greco-Roman) contexts. From a historical chronological perspective these contexts first functioned separately and then later merged because of Hellenisation. In both these Mediterranean contexts sexuality, religion and marriage were intertwined, but the values attributed to them, were different. The Old Testament mostly mirrors the Eastern Mediterranean world, whereas the New Testament represents a syncretism of the values of the Eastern and Western Mediterranean worlds. In order to understand the changes in the values attributed to sexuality, religion and marriage over time – from premodern, to modern, to postmodern times – it is necessary to investigate the social dynamics in the different eras. The aim of the article is to explore the nature of the interconnections and the values attributed to sexuality, religion and marriage in Biblical times.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Sexuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Sexuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sexuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sexuality
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