Dale Martin's "Arsenokoites and Malakos" Tried and Found Wanting (Arsenokoites and Malakos: Meanings and Consequences) (Critical Essay)
Currents in Theology and Mission 2006, Oct, 33, 5
Currents in Theology and Mission
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In the multifaceted debate regarding homosexuality and the church, an issue that has surfaced is the proper interpretation of 1 Cor 6:9-10, where Paul writes that neither "homosexuals nor sodomites" (NKJV) shall inherit the kingdom of God. At first glance, the meaning of "homosexuals and sodomites" seems rather clear. But "Not so!" say those who advocate the normalization of homosexuality. Thus, this passage has become a hot issue with scholars aligning themselves along two basic lines of thought. Some say that the original words in Greek have been translated in an unnecessarily harsh way that condemns all homosexual behavior when in fact, they contend, Paul was merely condemning homosexual rape and other forms of sexual exploitation. This would be a revisionist approach/perspective.
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- Category: Politics & Current Affairs
- Published: 01 October 2006
- Publisher: Lutheran School of Theology and Mission
- Print Length: 19 Pages
- Language: English