Jennings book event prep: Open thread over Part Four and Conclusion

In this section, Jennings traces the genealogy of the Christian appropriation of the Platonic program of homophobia, as a result of both intellectual influences and political pressures. What is most remarkable about this process, however, is how fragmentary and tentative it is — for example, how long it takes for the homophobic reading of the Sodom story to become normative. In the conclusion, he considers the reasons that an “engrafting” of homophobia onto Christianity may have seemed necessary or appropriate, and in conclusion he calls for Christians to reject their “unholy alliance” with homophobia.

What did you think, dear readers?

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