This article is written against the background of a controversy within the Anglican Church in Australia. It makes use of two categories of theologies of homosexuality, the essentialist and constructionist. The constructionist category interprets sexuality within the relative framework and context of culture. Essentialism looks for ontological ground when evaluating what is just and loving in human sexuality. An anthropology based on Genesis 1:26-28 places human sexuality within the framework of man as image of God. The author argues that a sexual union of persons of the same sex is essentially disordered and not a demonstration of man as image of God.
Source: Evangelical Quarterly, 1995. 17 pages.