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Riglyne vir

GJ Steyn
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 28, No 2 | a124 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v28i2.124 | © 2007 GJ Steyn | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 September 2007 | Published: 17 November 2007

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Abstract

This is the second of two contributions that are asking how the New Testament could be used in a responsible manner in the debate about homosexuality. After an introductory discussion about the possibility that the NT writings provide us with guidelines, the five passages used in the debate are briefly surveyed. It is suggested that 1 Cor 6:9-11 might be understood against the backdrop of the existing cults and religious practices that were found in 1st century Corinth.
Some guidelines are then formulated in order to proceed to a more responsible handling of the NT in the debate.

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