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.
|Title of host publication||Five uneasy pieces|
|Subtitle of host publication||Essays on scripture and sexuality|
|Place of Publication||Adelaide, SA|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|