Slaves, Women & Homosexuals
In Slaves, Women Homosexuals William J. Webb tackles some of the most complex and controversial issues that have challenged the Christian church--and still do. He leads you through the maze of interpretation that has historically surrounded understanding of slaves, women...
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In Slaves, Women Homosexuals William J. Webb tackles some of the most complex and controversial issues that have challenged the Christian church--and still do. He leads you through the maze of interpretation that has historically surrounded understanding of slaves, women and homosexuals, and he evaluates various approaches to these and other biblical-ethical teachings. Throughout, Webb attempts to "work out the hermeneutics involved in distinguishing that which is merely cultural in Scripture from that which is timeless" (Craig A. Evans). By the conclusion, Webb has introduced and developed a "redemptive hermeneutic" that can be applied to many issues that cause similar dilemmas. Darrel L. Bock writes in the foreword to Webb's work, "His goal is not only to discuss how these groups are to be seen in light of Scriptures but to make a case for a specific hermeneutical approach to reading these texts... . This book not only advances a discussion of the topics, but it also takes a markedly new direction toward establishing common ground where possible, potentially breaking down certain walls of hostility within the evangelical community."
William J. Webb (Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Heritage Theological Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario (Canada). He has written Tough Texts on Sex, Marriage and Family (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press); Brutal and Bloody: Justice Texts That Trouble the Soul. (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press); Slaves, Women, & Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2001) and Returning Home: New Covenant and Second Exodus as the Context for 2 Corinthians 6.147.1. (Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 85, ed. Stanley Porter. Sheffield, JSOT Press, 1993)
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- In <em>slaves, Women Homosexuals</em> William J. Webb Tackles Some Of The Most Complex And Controversial Issues That Have Challenged The Christian Church--and Still Do. He Leads You Through The Maze Of Interpretation That Has Historically Surrounded Understanding Of Slaves, Women And Homosexuals, And He Evaluates Various Approaches To These And Other Biblical-ethical Teachings. Throughout, Webb Attempts To "work Out The Hermeneutics Involved In Distinguishing That Which Is Merely Cultural In Scripture From That Which Is Timeless" (craig A. Evans). By The Conclusion, Webb Has Introduced And Developed A "redemptive Hermeneutic" That Can Be Applied To Many Issues That Cause Similar Dilemmas. Darrel L. Bock Writes In The Foreword To Webb's Work, "his Goal Is Not Only To Discuss How These Groups Are To Be Seen In Light Of Scriptures But To Make A Case For A Specific Hermeneutical Approach To Reading These Texts... . This Book Not Only Advances A Discussion Of The Topics, But It Also Takes A Markedly New Direction Toward Establishing Common Ground Where Possible, Potentially Breaking Down Certain Walls Of Hostility Within The Evangelical Community."
- Introduction: Welcome To The World Of Application
- <strong>part I: Toward A Hermeneutic Of Cultural Analysis</strong>
- 1. The Christian & Culture
- 2. A Redemptive-movement Hermeneutic
- 3. Cultural/transcultural Analysis: A Road Map
- <strong>part Ii: Intrascriptural Criteria</strong>
- 4. Persuasive Criteria
- Criterion 1: Preliminary Movement
- Criterion 2: Seed Ideas
- Criterion 3: Breakouts
- Criterion 4: Purpose/intent Statements
- Criterion 5: Basis In Fall Or Curse
- 5. Moderately Persuasive Criteria
- Criterion 6: Basis In Original Creation, Section 1: Patterns
- Criterion 7: Basis In Original Creation, Section 2: Primogeniture
- Criterion 8: Basis In New Creation
- Criterion 9: Competing Options
- Criterion 10: Opposition To Original Culture
- Criterion 11: Closely Related Issues
- Criterion 12: Penal Code
- Criterion 13: Specific Instructions Versus General Principles
- 6. Inconclusive Criteria
- Criterion 14: Basis In Theological Analogy
- Criterion 15: Contextual Comparisons
- Criterion 16: Appeal To The Old Testament
- <strong>part Iii: Extrascriptural Criteria</strong>
- 7. Persuasive Extrascriptural Criteria
- Criterion 17: Pragmatic Basis Between Two Cultures
- Criterion 18: Scientific And Social-scientific Evidence
- 8. What If I Am Wrong?
- Conclusion: Arriving At A Bottom Line
- Appendix A: Man Created First & Primogeniture Assumptions
- <em>the Traditional Interpretation Of 1 Timothy 2:13</em>
- Appendix B: Women As More Easily Deceived Than Men
- <em>the Traditional Interpretation Of 1 Timothy 2:14</em>
- Appendix C: Research On Detecting Deception
- Appendix D: Woman Created <em>from</em> Man And <em>for</em> Man
- <em>an Assessment Of 1 Corinthians 11:8-9</em>
- Scripture Index