Responding to Questions of Homosexuality; A Look at Forty Years of Teaching in the Evangelical Lutheran Church In America (and Predecessors) and the Roman Catholic Church

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Theology (Th.M)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Stephan Bevans


This critique is intended to explain how each tradition has utilized various sources of knowledge to respond to modem questions about homosexuality. Additionally, this section compares the differing methods and evaluates the consistency of each tradition with their purported method. The final chapter brings this information together in an attempt to in find some basis for a mutually beneficial ecumenical dialogue.


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