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date: 24 January 2020

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This chapter gives an overview of the roots of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual/transgendered (LGBT) interpretation in the United States. Much of this hermeneutic is tied to various schools of interpretative thought including historical critical, modernist, popular, postmodern, and queer theory. The hermeneutic can also be tied to centuries of Bible translation choices, focusing on certain words and phrases that have become central to much larger interpretative debates. The chapter also gives brief synopses of groundbreaking work in the field of LGBT hermeneutics and the seminal publications in the discipline. It concludes with an overview of the presence of LGBT biblical scholarship in the primary academic organizations.

Keywords: gay, lesbian, queer, intersex, eunuch, LGBT, heteronormativity, postmodern, queer theory, transsexual

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