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Bibil Identifier bibil:214731
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) How the Methodist Church of Southern Africa Read Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 in View of Homosexuality
Author Mtshiselwa, Ndikho
Journal Old Testament Essays (Volume: 23, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 769-787 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In recent times, the texts of Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 have attracted the attention of'Old Testament scholars, clergy and the laity, alike. In my view, such an attention has been inspired by the readers' quest for a possible light that both biblical, texts shed on the acceptance and practice of homosexuality among societies. Lately, homosexuality has been one of the topical and burning issues in the present day South Africa. Therefore it does not come as a surprise that interpreting texts such as Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 becomes pertinent in our society. This research aims to explore the inability of MCSA to provide a sound rationale to reject homosexuality. In addition, this study endeavours to establish that acceptance and or rejection of homosexuality as a love relationship cannot be based on Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13. Using methodologies such as the literary, textual, canonical and socio-scientific criticism, Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 will be examined, particularly in light of how MCSA read and interpret, these texts. This argument is intended to make a necessary contribution to African biblical hermeneutics.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Homosexuality
Pericopes Leviticus 18,22
Leviticus 20,13
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