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Marius Nel
LGBTIQ + people and Pentecostals
An African Pentecostal hermeneutic perspective
Reihe: Exegese in unserer Zeit. Kontextuelle Bibelinterpretationen
Bd. 30, 2020, 394 S., 49.90 EUR, 49.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-91248-0

This book provides Pentecostals with the necessary equipment and motivation to contribute to one of Africa's important ethical challenges, LGBTIQ+ people and Africa's homophobic reaction to them. The study is aimed at Christian believers and pastors, to empower them with relevant information about the issue. The issue is discussed in terms of existing biological, psychological, anthropological, sociological, philosophical and queer theory knowledge, along with a study of the biblical texts, in order to answer the question, what should a responsible African Pentecostal response be towards the LGBTIQ+ issue, and what should Pentecostals' attitude be towards such people?

Marius Nel holds the chair "Ecumene: Pentecostalism and Neo-Pentecostalism" at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

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