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Identiteit en seksualiteit in die Nuwe Testament

GJ Steyn

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 27, No 1 (2006), 131-154. doi: 10.4102/ve.v27i1.147

Submitted: 21 September 2006
Published:  17 November 2006


This contribution wants to provide a broad overview of sexuality in the New Testament. It provides broad thematic stripes, picturing the early Christians as sexual beings with a new identity in Christ. Sexuality is a given in the New Testament, but due to their new identity, Christians’ sexuality displays particular features: it expresses its freedom responsibly; is driven by divine love; surrenders sacrificially to the other as Christ did; treats its partner as an equal and not as an object of self satisfaction; distinguishes itself from different cultural practices with an identity of its own; acknowledges the fact that it is part of an incomplete world; respects the identity of the other and despises all kinds of sexual malpractices; believes in forgiveness; and finds its climax ultimately and always in the presence of God. 

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GJ Steyn, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa


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