Rules for holy living: A progressive reading of 1 Timothy 1:8:11

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This chapter offers a "reader-response" interpretation of a biblical text (1 Timothy 1:8-11) that has been traditionally understood as condemning persons of homosexual orientation. Reading the text from a "progressive Christian" perspective, this chapter offers a fresh interpretation of the biblical passage that takes seriously both the text and its "distance" from the contemporary Western reader.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFive uneasy pieces
Subtitle of host publicationEssays on scripture and sexuality
EditorsNigel Wright
Place of PublicationAdelaide, SA
PublisherATF Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic) 9781921817250
ISBN (Print)9781921817243
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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