Article

Contemporary Christian Theologies of Homosexuality: A Typology

Citation

Gao Z (2019) Contemporary Christian Theologies of Homosexuality: A Typology. Journal for the Study of Christian Culture, 41, pp. 220-247. http://jscc.ruc.edu.cn/index.php?s=/Index/index/cid/335.html

Abstract
Since the 1970s, influenced by burgeioning research on homosexuality in the natural and social sciences, a deep change in the theological understanding of homosexuality have begun to emerge within the Christian community. While Christianity as a whole is experiencing this change, it is not happening uniformly among Christian traditions and denominations, and there exists a variety of Christian theologies of homosexuality. This essay provides a typological examination of these different understandings of homosexuality. Rather than offering a normative Christian understanding of homosexuality, this descriptive study focuses on those theological and exegetic rationales from which different attitudes toward homosexuality emerge within Christianity.

Keywords
homosexuality; theology of sex; sexual ethics; contemporary Christian theologies

Journal
Journal for the Study of Christian Culture: Volume 41

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2019
Date accepted by journal15/02/2019
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29400
Publisher URLhttp://jscc.ruc.edu.cn/…dex/cid/335.html
ISSN2071-9957