Created in the image of God and sexuality in early-Jewish writings

This article pays tribute to the contribution made by Yolanda Dreyer regarding critique on the prevalence of patriarchy in society, as well as her defence of homosexuality as a normal sexual orientation. Taking as point of departure her work on the woman as created in God’s image, it is argued that...

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Published in: Hervormde teologiese studies Vol. 73; no. 4; pp. 1 - 7
Main Author: Van Eck, Ernest
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Portuguese
Afrikaans
Published: AOSIS 05-24-2017
Reformed Theological College of the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Pretoria and Society for Practical Theology in South Africa
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Summary: This article pays tribute to the contribution made by Yolanda Dreyer regarding critique on the prevalence of patriarchy in society, as well as her defence of homosexuality as a normal sexual orientation. Taking as point of departure her work on the woman as created in God’s image, it is argued that understanding the metaphor ‘created in God’s image’ as referring to rule over all, and not as created as man and woman, has important implications for the relationship between man and woman, as well as the normalisation of relationships between the same sex.
ISSN: 0259-9422
2072-8050
2072-8050
DOI: 10.4102/hts.v73i4.4636