Why the disagreement over the biblical witness on homosexual practice? A response to Myers and Scanzoni, What God has joined together?

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Robert A. J. Gagnon


Why is the debate in the church about homosexual practice so difficult to talk about, to do scholarship about, and, for some, to decide about? Why have we reached a seeming impasse? Although the answer to how the church might resolve these difficulties is, practically speaking, hard to discern, the why question is relatively easy to figure out. It boils down to this: Christians come at the issue from different angles. What it does not boil down to is this: the biblical witness and its hermeneutical (i.e. interpretive) application are ambiguous.

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Homosexuality -- Biblical teaching; Homosexuality; Hermeneutics