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By James V. Brownson

ISBN-10: 1467437379

ISBN-13: 9781467437370

Grapples rigorously with biblical texts on the center of the church's debate over same-sex relationships

This thought-provoking booklet via James Brownson develops a vast, cross-cultural sexual ethic from Scripture, locates present debates over homosexuality in that wider context, and explores why the Bible speaks how it does approximately same-sex relationships.

quite featuring either side during this polarized debate — "traditional" and "revisionist" — Brownson rigorously analyzes all the pertinent biblical texts and helpfully identifies "stuck points" within the ongoing debate. within the strategy, he explores key techniques that tell our realizing of the biblical texts, together with patriarchy, complementarity, purity and impurity, honor and disgrace. primary to his argument is the necessity to discover the ethical good judgment at the back of the text.

Written so one can serve and tell the continued debate in lots of denominations over the questions of homosexuality, Brownson's in-depth learn will turn out an invaluable source for Christians who are looking to shape a thought of opinion in this very important factor.

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This is reflected on only in passing in Chapter 4 but provides important background to how I have framed the construction of trafficking. Key Informant Interviews Key informants were understood to be anyone who were involved in the deliberations on the Bill, advocacy around trafficking in persons in South Africa since the signing of the Palermo Protocol in 2000 and 2015, and individuals involved in the various ways in which the Act is implemented. Twenty-two interviews with key informants were conducted, including interviews with parliamentarians, civil servants, and civil society.

I conducted research in Ramaphoza informal settlement on the outskirts of Johannesburg as well as in Mamalodi outside Pretoria. Whilst it was never difficult to identify the perpetrators of the violence (in many instances letters were handed out ordering foreigners to leave and giving the mobile numbers of locals who gave the order – see Chapter 5 for more) the nature of the interviews reinforced some of the significant social and economic differences between myself and those I was interviewing in a way that the other research did not.

2008). These were supplemented in 2008 with a guidance note on claims brought on the basis of sexual orientation (UNHCR 2008). A more final version of this guideline on 3 THE NORMALIZATION OF VIOLENCE: GENDER, SEXUALITY AND ASYLUM 35 LGBTI asylum claims was then issued in 2012. A review of the documents leading up to the publication of the 2008 guidance note tells a story that helps to map one set of connections between migration, gender and sexuality. As with most narratives, it is possible to trace a linear sequence that inevitably belies the complexity of how a document of this nature comes about and what it can ultimately be used for.

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