The Bible, Sex, And Ideological Fundamentalism
Rev. Dr. Thomas Hanks
I. Ellul's Solid Foundation: 7 Pillars of Wisdom
1. Christocentricism, Not Sexual Docetism
2. The Biblical Revelation Dialectically Interpreted
3. Christian Praxis vs. Greek "Ethics"
4. Yahweh as Liberator--Incarnate in Jesus
5. Bible and Science: the Proper Dialectic
6. Ideological Critique: Patriarchy & Nuclear Family Idolatry?
7. Majority Integrative Propaganda: Heterosexist?
II. Proper Use of Scripture for Sexual Questions
1. Song of Songs: Magna Carta of Sexual Freedom
2. The Jesus of the Gospels vs. the Augustinian tradition
3. Sex as Power: Sexual Violence (Rape) and the Oppression of Sexual Minorities
4. Liberation from Oppression and Authentic Sexual Freedom
5. Biblical DIVERSITY: Scientific Exegesis and the Growing "Theological Pie."
6. Fundamental Biblical CONTINUITIES: Freedom, Justice, Love, Wisdom
7. The 10 Commandments in the Exodus Paradigm
8. Sexual Exclusivity and Heterosexual Monogamy
9. "Fidelity: Freedom to Promise and the Permanence of Love
Excursus: One Flesh
10. Paul as "Sexologist": Limitations, Contributions, Proper Approach
1. Marriage Ideology and Divorced Persons
2. Heterosexism and Homohatred vs. Gay Men and Lesbians
3. "Married" Homosexuals? Only Three Alternatives
4. Bisexuals--Everybody or Nobody? Only Three Guidelines
5. Masturbation: Loving Self with/without Neighbor?
6. Premarital Sex & Unwed Mothers: Moses' Final Solution(s?)
7. Transvestites vs.Gender-Straightening by Bible Bending
8. Fertility & Barrenness: From Aphrodisiacs to the Pill
9. Menstruating Women: Moses vs. Moses vs. Jesus?
10. Sex with Angels: Mission Impossible or Live Danger?
11. Paul" on Widows: Don't Remarry! / Do Remarry!
12. From Moabite "Bastards" (still excluded?) to Jesus' Birth
13. Eunuchs: Not Welcome!/Welcome!
14. Virgins: Vanishing Species or Spiritual Elite
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