Original Research

Romeine 1:26-27: Evaluering van eksegetiese en hermeneutiese argumente in die debat oor selfdegeslagverhoudings

Hermie C. Van Zyl
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 50, No 2 | a2072 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v50i2.2072 | © 2016 Hermie C. Van Zyl | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 29 December 2015 | Published: 30 September 2016

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Hermie C. Van Zyl, Department of New Testament, University of the Free State, South Africa


Romans 1:26-27 plays an important role in the same sex relationships debate. The present study is a review article and focuses on all the important pro same sex relationships arguments vis-à-vis this text, that is, those exegetical and hermeneutical arguments that relativize the relevancy of this text for the debate. Furthermore, in this debate a sharp distinction is not always drawn between exegetical and hermeneutical insights. The article aims at rectifying this deficiency. First the true exegetical arguments are identified and evaluated, and thereafter the hermeneutical insights. The conclusion is that, in this case, it is not the exegetical arguments that are decisive, but the hermeneutical insights.


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