Homosexuality, Science, and the Plain Sense of ScriptureHomosexuality, Science, and the Plain Sense of Scripture
David L. Balch
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(PUBEerdmans)"Scholars on both 'sides' of the issue contribute carefully argued essays on biblical interpretation, theology, psychology, and sociology. The authors are remarkably respectful toward colleagues who disagree with them and exhibit an unusual level of interaction,"---Publishers Weekly. 318 pages, softcover.
     

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Contributors........................................................ix
Abbreviations.......................................................xi
Introduction  David L. Balch.........................................1
1. Muddling Through: The Church and Sexuality/Homosexuality 
Mark G. Toulouse.....................................................6
2. Same-Sex Eros: Paul and the Greco-Roman Tradition  William
R. Schoedel.........................................................43
3. The Use, Misuse, and Abuse of Science in the
Ecclesiastical Homosexuality Debates  Stanton L. Jones and..........73
4. The Bible and Science on Sexuality  Christine E. Gudorf.........121
5. The Bible in Christian Ethical Deliberation concerning
Homosexuality: Old Testament Contributions  Phyllis A. Bird........142
6. Sexuality and Scripture's Plain Sense: The Christian
Community and the Law of God  Christopher Seitz....................177
7. Natural and Unnatural Use in Romans 1:24-27: Paul and the
Philosophic Critique of Eros  David E. Fredrickson.................197
8. The Social Context and Implications of Homoerotic
References in Romans 1:24-27  Robert Jewett........................223
9. The Logic of the Interpretation of Scripture and the
Church's Debate over Sexual Ethics  Kathryn Greene-McCreight.......242
10. Christian Vocation, Freedom of God, and Homosexuality 
Nancy J. Duff......................................................261
Concluding Observations by the Editor, Including a Comparison
of Christian with Jewish Biblical Interpretation  David L..........278
Index of Contemporary Authors......................................305
Scripture Index....................................................313
Index of Other Ancient Authors.....................................317