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The Bible, Gender, and Sexuality: Critical Readings

By Lynn R. Huber,Rhiannon Graybill
  • ISBN Code: : 0567677567
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Religion
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This volume collects both classic and cutting-edge readings related to gender, sex, sexuality, and the Bible. Engaging the Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and surrounding texts and worlds, Rhiannon Graybill and Lynn R. Huber have amassed a selection of essays that reflects a wide range of perspectives and approaches towards gender and sexuality. Presented in three distinct parts, the collection begins with an examination of gender in and around biblical contexts, before moving to discussing sex and sexualities, and finally critiques of gender and sexuality. Each reading is introduced by the editors in order to situate it in its broader scholarly context, and each section culminates in an annotated list of further readings to point researchers towards other engagements with these key themes.

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  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Book Code : 1433549646
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 647
  • Pdf File: women-in-the-church.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The role of women in the church is more hotly debated today than ever. Christians on all sides of the issue often turn to the apostle Paul’s words in 1 Timothy to justify their position, arguing over the meaning and application of this challenging passage. Now in its third edition, this classic exposition of 1 Timothy 2:9–15 includes contributions by Thomas Schreiner, Andreas Köstenberger, Robert Yarbrough, Rosaria Butterfield, and others, walking readers through the biblical text with careful exegesis, sound reasoning, and a keen awareness of the implications for men and women in the church. Academically rigorous yet pastorally sensitive, this book offers Christians a helpful overview of Paul’s teaching related to how men and women are to relate to one another when it comes to authoritative teaching in the local church. Includes a new preface, a new conclusion, four updated chapters, and two all-new chapters.

Making Sense of the Bible [Leader Guide]

By Adam Hamilton
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  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • Book Code : 1501801325
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 822
  • Pdf File: making-sense-of-the-bible-leader-guide.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this six week video study, Adam Hamilton explores the key points in his new book, Making Sense of the Bible. With the help of this Leader Guide, groups learn from Hamilton as his video presentations lead groups through the book, focusing on the most important questions we ask about the Bible, its origins and meaning.

Transgender, Intersex and Biblical Interpretation

By Teresa Hornsby,Deryn Guest
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  • Publisher : SBL Press
  • Book Code : 0884141551
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 783
  • Pdf File: transgender-intersex-and-biblical-interpretation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A call for “trans literacy” within biblical scholarship In this volume Hornsby and Guest introduce readers to terms for the various identities of trans people and how the Bible can be an affirmation of those deemed sexually other by communities. This book offers readings of well known (e.g., Gen 1; Revelation) and not so well known (2 Sam 6; Jer 38) narratives to illustrate that the Bible has been translated and interpreted with a bias that makes heterosexuality and a two sex, two gender system natural, and thus divinely ordained. The authors present examples that show gender was never a binary, and in the Bible gender and sex are always dynamic categories that do, and must, transition. Features: Definitions of key terms, including transsexual, transgender, cissexism, heterosexism, intersex, eunuch Critique of how biblical texts are used in Christian positional statements on transsexuality Statistics concerning rates of violence against trans persons

Who Rides the Beast?

By Paul B. Duff
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0198031637
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 536
  • Pdf File: who-rides-the-beast.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Book of Revelation presents the reader with a frightening narrative world in which the people of God are tormented, threatened, and sometimes killed by various agents of Satan. Scholars have traditionally thought that it was written in order to encourage believers to stand fast in the face of the Roman persecution of the early Church. More recently, however, it has been argued that no such crisis existed at the time the book was written. Here Paul Duff offers a different viewpoint on the origin of the Book of Revelation, resulting in a work which substantially advances the implication of the current consensus and sheds new light on this influential yet enigmatic text.

Rethinking Sexuality

By Dr. Juli Slattery
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  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Book Code : 0735291489
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 492
  • Pdf File: rethinking-sexuality.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This ground-breaking resource challenges and equips Christians to think and act biblically and compassionately in matters of sexuality. Sexual abuse, sex addiction, gender confusion, brokenness, and shame plague today's world, and people are seeking clarity and hope. By contesting long-held cultural paradigms, this book equips you to see how sexuality is rooted in the broader context of God's heart and His work for us on earth. It provides a framework from which to understand the big picture of sexual challenges and wholeness, and helps you recognize that every sexual question is ultimately a spiritual one. It shifts the paradigm from combating sexual problems to confidently proclaiming and modeling the road to sacred sexuality. Instead of arguing with the world about what's right and wrong about sexual choices, this practical resource equips you to share the love and grace of Jesus as you encounter the pain of sexual brokenness--your own or someone else's.

The Straight Mind in Corinth

By Gillian Townsley
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  • Publisher : SBL Press
  • Book Code : 0884141756
  • Total of Pages : 366
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 707
  • Pdf File: the-straight-mind-in-corinth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A new reading that troubles and transgresses the normal with regard to biblical studies and our understandings of gender and sexuality Despite its lack of both historical and exegetical clarity, 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 has often been fundamental to understandings of gender and sexuality in many Christian traditions. In particular, a hierarchical model of gender and a heterosexual model of sexuality tend to dominate and are presented as “natural” and “God-ordained.” With the materialist lesbian theory of Monique Wittig providing the theoretical basis for discussion, this book intersects various biblical, theological, and queer lines of inquiry across 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 in order to reveal and challenge these models of gender and sexuality that lie behind both the text itself and its various interpretations. Features Reveals the complex relationship between effeminacy, masculinity and sexual relations in the first century Greco-Roman environment of the New Testament Explores the ideologies of sexuality that underlie much of the debate within evangelical circles Examines Karl Barth’s theology on the binary pairing of “man and woman” as asymmetrically related to each other and to God through the notion of the imago dei, revealing and challenging the ways in which this reflects androcentric and patriarchal ideologies

Five Uneasy Pieces

By Michael Kirby
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  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Book Code : 1921817577
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 122
  • Pdf File: five-uneasy-pieces.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The uneasy pieces of this book are well-written, challenging and stimulating. They come from the pen of Australian biblical scholars within the Anglican communion, who are skilled in both exegesis and hermeneutical theory. Each essay addresses the question of homosexuality in the Bible, looking at passages in the Old Testament and the New Testament which are often used as a basis for rejecting homosexuality in Christian ethics. Each essays argues, on the contrary, that there is no biblical warrant for condemning either a homosexual orientation or a faithful and committed homosexual relationship. The book, as a whole, makes it crystal clear that both sides of the debate take seriously the Bible as the inspired word of God, and both are seeking to discern the Scriptures in order to hear Gods voice speaking to us today.

Five Uneasy Pieces

By Michael Kirby
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  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Book Code : 1921817259
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 698
  • Pdf File: five-uneasy-pieces.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The uneasy pieces of this book are well-written, challenging and stimulating. They come from the pen of Australian biblical scholars within the Anglican communion, who are skilled in both exegesis and hermeneutical theory. Each essay addresses the question of homosexuality in the Bible, looking at passages in the Old Testament and the New Testament which are often used as a basis for rejecting homosexuality in Christian ethics. Each essays argues, on the contrary, that there is no biblical warrant for condemning either a homosexual orientation or a faithful and committed homosexual relationship. The book, as a whole, makes it crystal clear that both sides of the debate take seriously the Bible as the inspired word of God, and both are seeking to discern the Scriptures in order to hear Gods voice speaking to us today.

Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies

By Timothy K. Beal,David Gunn
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134799780
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : History
  • Members : 414
  • Pdf File: reading-bibles-writing-bodies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Bible is often said to be one of the foundation texts of Western culture. The present volume shows that it goes far beyond being a religious text. The essays explore how religious, political and cultural identities, including ethnicity and gender, are embodied in biblical discourse. Following the authors, we read the Bible with new eyes: as a critic of gender, ideology, politics and culture. We ask ourselves new questions: about God's body, about women's role, about racial prejudices and about the politics of the written word. Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies crosses boundaries. It questions our most fundamental assumptions about the Bible. It shows how biblical studies can benefit from the mainstream of Western intellectual discourse, throwing up entirely new questions and offering surprising answers. Accessible, engaging and moving easily between theory and the reading of specific texts, this volume is an exciting contribution to contemporary biblical and cultural studies.