HomosexualityHomosexuality
James B. DeYoung
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Did past societies accept and condone homosexual relationships? This thorough study of homosexuality defines and answers today's questions using the Bible, Jewish intertestamental literature, and information from ancient cultures.

A new orthodoxy is being proclaimed in some church circles: "One can be a practicing homosexual and an authentic Christian." Basic to this position is the argument that ancient cultures and the Bible did not condemn homosexuality as a condition nor as a lifestyle. It asserted that:

  • homosexuality was generally accepted by the ancients, including Plato
  • homosexuality was not the sin that doomed Sodom
  • the Old Testament honors the love of David and Jonathan
  • Since Jesus did not condemn same gender sexuality, we shouldn't either
  • Paul's words about homosexuality were either uninformed or a rhetorical ploy to arouse Anti-Gentile sentiment
  • New Testament writers couldn't have conceived of today's mutual committed relationship


  • Dr. James De Young interacts with the modern apologists for Christian and societal acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle. He examines their positions honestly and answers them based on sound reasoning and a thorough review of the ancient source materials. Each chapter personalizes and illustrates its main points with a fictional story based on archaeological and literary evidence. Here is a gentle but unequivocal guide for all who want to face the homosexuality issue honestly.
         

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    Preface..............................................................9
    Introduction: Why Is Homosexuality Wrong?...........................13
    Abbreviations.......................................................17
    Part 1: Old Testament Literature and Its Setting
        1. The Witness of the Old Testament and Ancient Judaism
        to Homosexuality................................................23
            Excursus 1: The Relationship of Toeba to Bdelygma and
            Anomia......................................................65
        2. The Witness of the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha to
        Homosexuality...................................................69
        3. The Septuagint's Witness Against Homosexuality..............111
    Part 2: New Testament Literature and Its Setting
        4. Homosexuality as "Against Nature" in Romans 1...............139
            Excursus 2: Critique of the Moral Argument for
            Homosexuality..............................................165
        5. The Meaning and Origin of Arsenokoitai in 1
        Corinthians and 1 Timothy......................................175
            Excursus 3: Homosexual Behavior and Discussion in
            Plato .....................................................205
        6. Implicit References to Homosexuality as Found in Jesus
        and the New Testament..........................................215
    Part 3: Law, Morality, and Homosexual Behavior
        7. Legislative Precedents from the Ancient World...............235
            Excursus 4: Ancient Voices of Judgment, Statute, and
            Opinion on Homosexuality...................................265
        8. Answers to the Twenty Most Important Questions About
        Homosexuality..................................................277
    Endnotes...........................................................295
    Select Bibliography of Works Discussed in This Volume..............351
    Scripture and Ancient Literature Index.............................353
    Subject Index......................................................367
    Tables
        1. Summary of Vices in Leviticus 18, 20.........................63
        2. Texts and Terms Related to Homosexuality in the
        Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha...................................108
        3. Terms Most Frequently Used in New Testament Vice Texts......231