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Bybelse getuienis oor homoseksualiteit – met ander oë gesien

P.A. Geyser
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 58, No 4 | a727 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v58i4.727 | © 2002 P.A. Geyser | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 October 2002 | Published: 27 October 2002

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P.A. Geyser, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Biblical testimony on homosexuality – seen from another per-spective

The aim of this article is to (re)open the discussion of biblical testimony on homosexuality. The discussion focuses on the results of existing exegetical re-search. The article places the exegesis of the relevant Bible passages within the framework of the types of literature within which the references to same sex behaviour are found. Four categories of texts are usually cited by those who argue against homosexuality, namely: legal texts; narrative passages; lists or catalogues; creation reports. The case for a more careful translation and reading of the relevant texts, is advocated. A hermeneutics of suspicion and an engaged hermeneutics are needed to approach biblical testimony on homosexuality from a perspective of Jesus’ caring for those who have been wounded.


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