Sex and the Single Savior
Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation annotated edition
By (author) Dale B. Martin
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Sex and the Single Savior by Dale B. Martin
Book DescriptionProbing into numerous questions about gender and sexuality, Dale Martin delves into the biblical texts anew and unearths surprising findings. Avoiding preconceptions about ancient sexuality, he explores the ethics of desire and marriage and pays careful attention to the original meanings of words, especially those used as evidence of Paul's opposition to homosexuality. For example, after a remarkably faithful reading of the scriptural texts, Martin concludes that our contemporary obsession with marriage--and the whole search for the "right" sexual relationships--is antithetical to the message of the gospel. In all of these essays, however, Martin argues for engaging Scripture in a way that goes beyond the standard historical-critical questions and the assumptions of textual agency in order to find a faith that has no foundations other than Jesus Christ.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780664230463
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dale B. Martin
New Testament History and Literature, Paperback (May 2012)
Offering an introduction to the New Testament, the author presents an historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian movements. Focusing mainly on the New Testament, he also considers non-Biblical Christian writings of the era.
Inventing Superstition, Paperback (March 2007)
Provides a detailed genealogy of the idea of superstition, its history over eight centuries, from classical Greece to the Christianized Roman Empire of the 4th Century AD. This work demonstrates that the concept of superstition was invented by Greek intellectuals to condemn popular religious practices and beliefs.
Corinthian Body, Paperback (October 1999)» View all books by Dale B. Martin
A discussion of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. It contends that Paul's various disagreements with the Corinthians were the result of a fundamental conflict over the ideological construction of the human body (and hence the church as the body of Christ).
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Author Biography - Dale B. Martin
Dale B. Martin is Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of Sex and the Single Savior: Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation and Pedagogy of the Bible: An Analysis and Proposal, both published by WJK.
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