The Bible And Homosexual Practice

Author by : Robert A. J. Gagnon
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Publisher by : Abingdon Press
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Description : Gagnon offers the most thorough analysis to date of the biblical texts relating to homosexuality. He demonstrates why attempts to classify the Bible’s rejection of same-sex intercourse as irrelevant for our contemporary context fail to do justice to the biblical texts and to current scientific data. Gagnon’s book powerfully challenges attempts to identify love and inclusivity with affirmation of homosexual practice. . . . the most sophisticated and convincing examination of the biblical data for our time. —Jürgen Becker, Professor of New Testament, Christian-Albrechts University


Homosexuality And The Bible

Author by : Dan Otto Via
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Publisher by : Augsburg Fortress Publishing
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Description : In this brief book, two New Testament scholars discuss the relevant biblical texts on the subject of homosexual behavior and orientation.


What Does The Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality Ebook

Author by : Kevin DeYoung
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Publisher by : Christian Art Publishers
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Description : In WHAT DOES THE BIBLE REALLY TEACH ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY?, award-winning author Kevin DeYoung challenges each of us – the skeptic and the seeker, the certain and the confused – to take a humble look at God’s Word regarding the issue of homosexuality. After examining key biblical passages in both the Old and New Testaments and the Bible’s overarching teaching regarding sexuality, this timely book responds to popular objections raised by Christians and non-Christians alike, making this an indispensable resource for thinking through one of the most pressing issues of our day.


Jesus The Bible And Homosexuality

Author by : Jack Bartlett Rogers
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Publisher by : Westminster John Knox Press
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Description : In this sure-to-be controversial book, former seminary professor and church official Jack Rogers argues unequivocally for the ordination of homosexuals and for the extension of full and equal rights in society to all people who are homosexual. Christianity, he observes, has moved through history in the direction of ever-greater openness and inclusiveness. Today's church is led by many of those who were once cast out: people of color, women, and divorced and remarried people. It is inevitable, he believes, that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people will one day walk in the same steps as other Christian leaders. Rogers, an evangelical, begins by discussing his own personal change of heart and mind on the issue, a change that has moved him into the middle of this controversy in his own church, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He examines how the church misused the Bible to justify slavery and the denial of rights to women, and links these efforts to efforts today to use biblical texts to deny equal rights to gays and lesbians. He shows how neither the Bible nor the Confessions are opposed to homosexuality and debunks frequently used fundamentalist stereotypes and myths about gays and lesbians. Rogers concludes with his thoughts on how the church can heal itself and move forward.


One Man And One Woman

Author by : Joel R. Beeke
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Publisher by : Reformation Heritage Books
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Description : What does the Bible teach about sexual relationships between people of the same sex? Does true love require that we accept all forms of sexual expression? No, real love does not rejoice in sin, but rejoices in the truth. In the Bible, God reveals that He created gender, sex, and marriage, and we may not alter them at our will. Through His laws and works in history, God has made it clear that homosexual practices violate His holy purposes for mankind. The New Testament reaffirms God’s created order and moral laws. It too warns that homosexual practice, like any other sin that we cherish, is the pathway to God’s judgment. However, the Lord Jesus Christ saves sinners by His Spirit and gives them a new identity, forgiveness, life, and power to live according to His commandments. This is the message that all people need to hear: God’s laws have not changed, but God’s grace offers hope to sinners through Jesus Christ. Table of Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Foundations: Love, Authority, and Sexuality 3. Directions: God’s Word to Ancient Israel about Homosexuality 4. Expectations: The Power of Sin and the Power of Christ 5. Conclusions: Grace and Truth


Jesus The Bible And Homosexuality Revised And Expanded Edition

Author by : Jack Rogers
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Publisher by : Westminster John Knox Press
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Description : In this revised and expanded best seller, Rogers argues for equal rights in both the church and society for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people. He describes how he moved away from opposition to support, charts the church's history of using biblical passages to oppress marginalized groups, argues for a Christ-centered reading of Scripture, debunks stereotypes about gays and lesbians, and explores texts used most frequently against homosexuals and gay ordination. In this newly revised edition, he maps the recent progress of major U.S. denominations toward full equality for LGBT persons, adds a new chapter that examines how Scripture is best interpreted by Jesus' redemptive life and ministry, and updates his own efforts and experiences. The book also includes a guide for group study or personal reflection.


Homosexuality How Should Christians Respond

Author by : Richard F. Lovelace
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : In recent times the question of homosexual rights has burst upon the scene, becoming a burning, emotional controversy. Many church leaders have become embroiled in debate and entire denominations are sharply divided over this issue. Though the church has traditionally served as a moralistic commentator on the sidelines, it now finds itself in the middle of this controversy. Should self-affirmed, sexually active homosexuals be ordained as ministers? Should they even be welcomed as fellow believers? How should the Bible be interpreted, and what is its role in ethical guidance of reason, experience, and the Holy Spirit? Should the church tolerate a diversity of convictions and life styles in its sexual ethic? In Homosexuality: How Should Christians Respond? Dr. Richard F. Lovelace deals with these questions from an evangelical point of view. He presents the historic church position from Augustine to Theilicke and surveys and analyzes the literature of recent decades which challenges the historic position. Biblical texts that speak specifically on homosexual behavior are studied extensively and brought into sharp focus by corollary Scripture passages. This is an intensely practical book, sensitively written to help the church reach out to the needs of homosexuals in constructive and compassionate ways.


Sexegesis An Evangelical Response To Five Uneasy Pieces On Homosexuality

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Youthworks Publishing
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Description : Sexegesis: An Evangelical Response to Five Uneasy Pieces on Homosexuality is written by a collaboration of Australian biblical teachers and experienced pastors addressing the vexed issue of homosexuality.‘Sexegesis’, or sexual interpretation, shows that the traditional reading of Scripture, as against homosexual practice but for homosexual people, still makes best sense of the Bible text. This is contrary to the more liberal revisionist reading of Scripture in Five Uneasy Pieces. The Bible’s teaching on sexuality is unambiguous as it is life-affirming – both for homosexuals and heterosexuals. This book skillfully balances biblical clarity with pastoral sensitivity, compelling all Christians to engage in genuine dialogue with it and with each other.


Homosexuality

Author by : Willard M. Swartley
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Publisher by : Herald Press (VA)
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Description : Grounded in a lifetime of biblical study, New Testament scholar Willard M. Swartley takes a fresh look at the Scriptures and what they would teach on the current and controversial subject of homosexuality. In a spirit of love and generosity, Swartley presents all sides of the issue, drawing from contemporary scholarship and cultural analysis. He concludes with a model for congregational discernment and suggestions for the path forward.


Can You Be Gay And Christian

Author by : Michael L. Brown
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Publisher by : Charisma Media
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Description : Offers practical guidance for Christians who have gay friends, family members, or who struggle with their own sexuality.


People To Be Loved

Author by : Preston Sprinkle
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Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : Christians who are confused by the homosexuality debate raging in the US are looking for resources that are based solidly on a deep study of what Scripture says about the issue. In People to Be Loved, Preston Sprinkle challenges those on all sides of the debate to consider what the Bible says and how we should approach the topic of homosexuality in light of it. In a manner that appeals to a scholarly and lay-audience alike, Preston takes on difficult questions such as how should the church treat people struggling with same-sex attraction? Is same-sex attraction a product of biological or societal factors or both? How should the church think about larger cultural issues, such as gay marriage, gay pride, and whether intolerance over LGBT amounts to racism? How (or if) Christians should do business with LGBT persons and supportive companies? Simply saying that the Bible condemns homosexuality is not accurate, nor is it enough to end the debate. Those holding a traditional view still struggle to reconcile the Bible’s prohibition of same-sex attraction with the message of radical, unconditional grace. This book meets that need.


What Was The Sin Of Sodom Homosexuality Inhospitality Or Something Else

Author by : Brian Neil Peterson
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Description : Virtually every scholar on both sides of the same-sex discussion eventually addresses the account of Sodom found in Genesis 19. However, in recent years, scholars have tended to downplay the importance of this chapter in relation to this debate. This book challenges this trend and seeks to demonstrate how the account of Sodom plays a key role in our understanding of a God-ordained sexual ethic, especially in light of Genesis as Torah--instruction for both ancient Israel and for the Church.


Biblical Ethics Homosexuality

Author by : Robert Lawson Brawley
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Publisher by : Westminster John Knox Press
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Description : What are the most important biblical texts for modern Christians to read in order to arrive at responsible decisions regarding the ethics of human sexual behavior? How should the Bible be used in this enterprise? How should those texts be translated for today's reader? The contributors to this book, all noted biblical scholars, confront these questions as they deal with issues surrounding the ethics of sexual behavior, in general, and the divisive issue of gay/lesbian ordination, in particular. They provide for the reader a deeper understanding of the Bible, its intentions, and its variety. This book offers a challenge to the church to give heed to the multiplicity of voices that are engaged in biblically responsible and constructive debates about the volatile issues regarding sexual behavior.


What Did Jesus Say

Author by : K. Darnell Giles
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Publisher by : What Did Jesus Say
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Description : The Bible's condemnation of homosexuality is a fallacious doctrine based on incorrect scriptural translation. This book reveals interpretative inconsistencies; provides an accurate and contextual understanding of the various 'homosexual' passages, by sharing relevant cultural, religious and historical information. It clarifies what the Bible actually teaches about homosexuality. As a black Christian minister, Rev. K. Darnell Giles has taken a deeper look at the Biblical scriptures and shares what others have not wanted to say or hear about homosexuality. 'What Did Jesus Say?' teaches people how to love, understand and respect homosexuals in a way that does not compromise their religious or personal belief systems...in the same manner that Jesus taught. It proves that a person's homosexual orientation does not make them a sinner. Once ignorance is dispelled, we will no longer be afraid to embrace and support our gay loved ones. Then we will begin to save more lives and souls.


The Homosexuality Debate In Malawi

Author by : Mawerenga, Jones Hamburu
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Publisher by : Mzuni Press
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Description : Homosexuality is a cross-cutting challenge to Malawian society with theological, socio-cultural, economic, legal, political, and human rights implications. This book argues that the solution to the homosexuality debate in Malawi does not lie in either the criminalization or decriminalization of homosexuality; neither does it lie in homophobia nor heterophobia. However, the solution to the homosexuality debate lies in achieving a harmonious co-existence of both heterosexuals and homosexuals by practicing mutual tolerance. The book concludes by suggesting various activities to be taken by: The Government of Malawi; Gay Rights Activists; Religious Leaders; Traditional Leaders; and Malawian Society to ensure the aforementioned tolerance and understanding is encouraged.


Unchanging Witness

Author by : S. Donald Fortson
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Publisher by : B&H Publishing Group
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Description : The church is going through a time of severe fracture over the issue of homosexuality. This book addresses the arguments from the gay Christian movement and revisionist theologians and exegetes on a single point: Can they withstand the evidence of the primary sources? In Unchanging Witness, Donald Fortson and Rollin Grams articulate the consistent orthodox view on homosexuality by presenting primary sources throughout Christian history and by interpreting the biblical texts in their cultural contexts. The first part of the book examines church history from the patristic period to the present day, and the second part engages biblical texts in light of Ancient Near Eastern, Jewish, Greek, and Roman primary sources. Throughout, the authors survey the conflicting and changing arguments of revisionist readings and contend that, in light of the overwhelming evidence of the relevant texts, the real issue is not one of interpretation but of biblical authority and Christian orthodoxy.


A Slippery Slope

Author by : R. T. France
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The Scandal Of Evangelicals And Homosexuality

Author by : Mark Vasey-Saunders
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : English evangelicals give the appearance of being a community at war, with each other and with the world around them. The issue of homosexuality is one of the key battlegrounds. How has this issue become so significant to evangelicals? Why is it provoking such violent responses? How is it changing evangelicals, and what might this mean for the future? This book examines the history of evangelical responses to the issue of homosexuality, setting them in a wider historical and cultural context and drawing on the work of Rene Girard to argue that the issue of homosexuality has come to symbolise deeply-held convictions within evangelicalism. The conflict over the issue that is now becoming apparent within evangelicalism reveals deep divisions within the evangelical community that will have great significance for the future. The Scandal of Evangelicals and Homosexuality offers an alternative perspective, seeking not to present an answer to the ethical question, but rather to examine the way the debate has become scandalised and consider the cost. It offers a window into contemporary English evangelicalism and provides an important contribution to international and ecumenical debate.


Same Sex Marriage Is An Oxymoron

Author by : Richard A. McKenzie
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Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : In the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, when the debate about same-sex marriage was active and leading to legislation, my wife and I followed the news avidly but with only one thought—same-sex marriage is wrong. As Christians, we believed in our marriage in church and in the vows taken. We could accept differences, and to us, the acts of civil union seemed to give same-sex couples an identity and a protection from abuse, which they were entitled to. When these acts were passed, it was not enough. Laws were passed to allow same-sex marriage, which to us, compounded the position. The element of same-sex couples denying their sexuality by contriving to become parents by utilizing, in some way, the services of the opposite sex seemed totally against the law of nature and the very sexuality that gays and lesbians had wanted legalized in the first place. Laws may be passed, but it does not mean that Christians and churches have to accept these laws as being scriptural and Christian. There is nothing in the Bible that supports same-sex marriage, yet general assemblies of denominations have approved same-sex marriage—often without the approval of individual congregations. This cannot be right in principle or practice. Sadly, my wife died in September 2015, but our united stance continues.


Stained Glass Rainbows Study Guide

Author by : Kent Williamson
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Description : Stained Glass Rainbows - Study GuideA study guide companion to the documentary film Stained Glass Rainbows. This study guide contains 6 sessions to help small groups get a better understanding of the issues surrounding homosexuality and Christianity.Topics include:What does the Bible really say?Does God hate gays and lesbians?Is it sin?Should the Church change its views?Is Homosexuality a choice?How do you love your gay neighbor as yourself?and more...Stained Glass Rainbows helps bridge the gulf through its dialogue and confronts the controversy of faith through the hearts and minds of people on both sides of this uncivil war. The study guide explores 30 minutes of additional video content from the films DVD that are not included in the film itself.The study guide also includes thought-provoking questions by scholar and theologian Robert A. J. Gagnon, author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics and Homosexuality and the Bible: Two Views. These questions are designed to spur conversation among participants in a group setting.The study guide also includes the powerful testimony of Kristin J. Tremba, who left her lesbian lifestyle and is currently the director of Exchange Ministries.The study guide is 48 pages and full color. It contains 6 sessions, with plenty of questions for both individuals and groups to explore, plus it includes room for writing responses to each question.Learn more about the Film & Study Guide: www.StainedGlassRainbows.com


Two Views On Homosexuality The Bible And The Church

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : No issue is more divisive or more pressing for the church today than homosexuality. Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church brings a fresh perspective to a well-worn debate. While Christian debates about homosexuality are most often dominated by biblical exegesis, this book seeks to give much-needed attention to the rich history of received Christian tradition, bringing the Bible into conversation with historical and systematic theology. To that end, both theologians and biblical scholars—well accomplished in their fields and conversant in issues of sexuality and gender—articulate and defend each of the two views: Affirming view William Loader Megan K. DeFranza Traditional view Wesley Hill Stephen R. Holmes Unique among most debates on homosexuality, this book presents a constructive dialogue between people who disagree on significant ethical and theological matters, and yet maintain a respectful and humanizing posture toward one another. Even as these scholars articulate pointed arguments for their position with academic rigor and depth, they do so cordially, clearly, and compassionately, without demeaning the other. The main essays are followed by exceptionally insightful responses and rejoinders that interact with their fellow essayists with convicted civility. Holding to a high view of Scripture, a commitment to the gospel and the church, and a love for people—especially those most affected by this topic—the contributors wrestle deeply with the Bible and theology, especially the prohibition texts, the role of procreation, gender complementarity, and pastoral accommodation. The book concludes with general editor Preston Sprinkle’s reflections on the future of discussions on faith and sexuality.


Discerning The Word

Author by : Paul Gibson
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Publisher by : Dundurn
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Description : Can the church accept homosexual relationships? Can the church ordain homosexual people? Did Lambeth 1998 amend a traditional Anglican understanding of the Bible? In this compelling and finely honed discussion, Paul Gibson focuses on the 1998 Lambeth Conference resolution on scripture and sexuality and examines the way cultural norms influence our understanding of biblical authority. He issues a challenge to the church and proposes a way forward that honours scripture, tradition, and our evolving culture.


Unchanging Witness

Author by : Samuel Donald Fortson
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Publisher by : B & H Academic
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Description : The Body of Christ is going through a time of severe fracture. Schism is taking place on a scale not seen since the 16th century, and the reasons for this come into clear focus on the issue of homosexuality. The gay Christian movement and revisionist theologians and exegetes have set up an array of arguments, often mutually exclusive, in favor of homosexual practice. This book addresses these arguments on a single point: can they withstand the evidence of the primary sources? The authors intend to articulate the orthodox view—Biblical teaching held everywhere, always, and by all—by presenting primary sources throughout Christian history and by interpreting the Biblical texts in their cultural context. The first part of the book makes available the key primary sources for understanding the Christian Church's view on homosexuality through the centuries. It opens with a chapter on the gay Christian movement and then works chapter by chapter through church history: the patristic period, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance and Reformation periods. It then explores teaching within different Christian traditions: the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches, the Evangelical movement, and mainline Protestant Churches, including the recent revisionist readings of the last few decades. The first part of the book concludes with an excursus on the Church's various views on slavery and women, in contrast to the consensus view of the Church on homosexual practice. The second part of the book engages the more familiar Biblical material in the debate facing Christians today. Like the first part of the book, it focuses on primary sources while also engaging the revisionist interpretations of these texts. The relevant primary sources from the Ancient Near East, Jewish, Greek, and Roman literature are quoted and discussed alongside the Biblical passages. A fresh interpretation of the Biblical material involves, among other things, the story of Sodom, Israel's unique law against any homosexual acts, the meaning of “soft men” in Greek literature, the variety of homosexual practices in antiquity (not just pederasty), the various understandings of homosexual orientation in antiquity (including Paul), and the “nature versus nurture” argument in philosophy and Paul's letter to the Romans. The book examines the conflicting and changing arguments of revisionist readings and argues that, in light of the overwhelming evidence of the relevant texts, the real issue is not one of interpretation but of Biblical authority and Christian orthodoxy.


One Man And One Woman

Author by : Joel R. Beeke
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Publisher by : Reformation Heritage Books
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The Bible And Homosexuality In Zimbabwe

Author by : Masiiwa Ragies Gunda
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Publisher by : University of Bamberg Press
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God Is Not A Homophobe

Author by : Philo Thelos
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Publisher by : Trafford Publishing
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Description : Homosexuality is perhaps the most volatile topic discussed in today's church and society. A war rages that will ultimately determine how much civil liberty can be enjoyed by consenting homosexuals, and how much religious equality they will be granted. Several books already exist attempting to demonstrate that the Christian Bible does not, in fact, condemn consenting-adult homosexuality. But God is Not a Homophobe has a unique perspective in that the author has a lifetime of experience in pastoring hard-core fundamentalist churches. His former bitter opposition to all forms of homosexuality has given way to a rational, unbiased acceptance that the Bible says hardly anything about homosexuality, and what it does say cannot honestly be used to condemn consenting same-sex unions. In God Is Not a Homophobe, the author examines in detail every Bible verse and every Bible-based argument against homosexuality, and concludes with a view radically different from what is offered by the modern church. His conclusions will surprise many, and will surely aggravate and anger many more. But he believes the evidence in this book will stand the test of investigation. This unbiased look at homosexuality in the Bible gives much food for thought, and hopefully, much incentive for change in our attitude toward and treatment of those whose sexual orientation is "different."


Scripture And Homosexuality

Author by : Marion L. Soards
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Publisher by : Westminster John Knox Press
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Description : Focused and accessible, this book is an ideal starting point for the discussion of how the church should respond to and deal with issues of homosexuality.