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Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church

Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 031052864X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
  • View: 334
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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.

Homosexuality and the Bible

Homosexuality and the Bible

Two Views

  • Author: Dan Otto Via
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 9781451405606
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 117
  • View: 3133
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In this brief book, two New Testament scholars discuss the relevant biblical texts on the subject of homosexual behavior and orientation.

End of Story?

End of Story?

Same-Sex Relationships and the Narratives of Evangelical Mission

  • Author: Andrew Perriman
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1532670176
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 188
  • View: 6598
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This book is an exercise in a thoroughgoing narrative theology. The social and legal validation of same-sex relationships in the West over the last two decades has presented an immense challenge to the church insofar as it seeks to remain faithful to Scripture. But it is not an isolated ethical problem. It is just one element—albeit a very important one—in the much broader, long-term overhaul and reorientation of Western culture after the collapse of the Christian consensus. The forces of history that are driving this transformation, however, have also alerted us to the historical perspectives that constrained biblical thought. Andrew Perriman suggests that Paul’s argument about same-sex behavior, perhaps more clearly than any other issue, highlights the narrative shape of the mission of the early church in the Greek world. By the same token, we must ask how that storyline has been refracted across the boundary of modernity, and how it now shapes the mission of the church as it adapts to its marginalized position in an aggressively secular world.

A Biblical Point of View on Homosexuality

A Biblical Point of View on Homosexuality

  • Author: Kerby Anderson
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • ISBN: 0736934812
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 144
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In the last few decades, homosexuality has moved from the margins of society to the mainstream. In response to this cultural shift, Christian apologist and radio host Kerby Anderson sorts through myths to deliver the facts on homosexuality and the social impact it has had on families, the church, schools, and traditional marriage. With a balance of God's truth found in the Bible and a desire to reach out to homosexuals, he answers key questions about homosexuality, including: What percentage of the population is homosexual? Is homosexuality the worst of all sins? Did Jesus remove God's condemnation of homosexuality? Is there a connection between gay teens and suicide? What are the causes of homosexuality? Anderson also looks at the spiritual aspects of homosexuality and offers practical suggestions for Christians seeking to reach out to gay and lesbian friends and loved ones. This book is an essential resource for anyone seeking to better understand the roots, goals, and implications of homosexuality and the pro-gay movement.

The Bible and Homosexual Practice

The Bible and Homosexual Practice

Texts and Hermeneutics

  • Author: Robert A. J. Gagnon
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • ISBN: 1426730780
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 401
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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

Coming Out in Christianity

Coming Out in Christianity

Religion, Identity, and Community

  • Author: Melissa M. Wilcox
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253216199
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 219
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For many Christians, homosexuality is an issue that is often presented as a matter of "us (straight) Christians" versus "them," or worse, as an isolated behavior that is a questions of behavior somehow not an intrinsic part of the identities of gays and lesbians. Discussion of the issue has become so heated that it threatens to create a yawning chasm within several mainline denominations. This book examines this conflict from the perspective of a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered Christians. It explores the life histories of these individuals and their current beliefs, cultural backgrounds, and community influences to determine what helped each forge an identity as both gay and Christian.

The Christian Educator's Handbook on Family Life Education

The Christian Educator's Handbook on Family Life Education

  • Author: Kenneth O. Gangel,James C. Wilhoit
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 144121514X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 352
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"As a start or an addition to your library, few books would make a better choice than The Christian Educator's Handbook series offered by Baker Books. Noted Christian education authorities such as Kenneth Gangel, James Wilhoit, Howard Hendricks, and Robert Choun have edited or written these books. Their scope ranges from adult to children's education and covers spiritual formation, teaching, and family life ministries."--Christian Education Counselor

Martin Luther King Jr., Homosexuality, and the Early Gay Rights Movement

Martin Luther King Jr., Homosexuality, and the Early Gay Rights Movement

Keeping the Dream Straight?

  • Author: Michael G. Long,Desmond Tutu
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137275529
  • Category: History
  • Page: 191
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Martin Luther King, Jr., was not an advocate of homosexual rights, nor was he an enemy; however both sides of the debate have used his words in their arguments, including his widow, in support of gay rights, and his daughter, in rejection. This fascinating situation poses the problem that Michael G. Long seeks to address and resolve.

God, Marriage, and Family

God, Marriage, and Family

Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation

  • Author: Andreas J. Kšstenberger
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • ISBN: 1433517280
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 399
  • View: 844
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This updated, second edition of Köstenberger and Jones's landmark work tackles the latest debates and cultural challenges to God's plan for marriage and the family and urges a return to a biblical foundation.

Four Views on Moving beyond the Bible to Theology

Four Views on Moving beyond the Bible to Theology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310302498
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
  • View: 8257
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The Bible has long served as the standard for Christian practice, yet believers still disagree on how biblical passages should be interpreted and applied. Only when readers fully understand the constructs that inform their process of moving from Scripture to theology—and those of others—can Christians fully evaluate teachings that claim to be “biblical.” Here, scholars who affirm an inspired Bible, relevant and authoritative for every era, present models they consider most faithful to Scripture: - Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.: A Principlizing Model - Daniel M. Doriani: A Redemptive-Historical Model - Kevin J. Vanhoozer: A Drama-of-Redemption Model - William J. Webb: A Redemptive-Movement Model Each position also receives critiques from the proponents of the other views. Moreover, due to the far-reaching implications this topic holds for biblical studies, theology, and church teaching, this book includes three additional reflections by Christopher J. H. Wright, Mark L. Strauss, and Al Wolters on the theological and practical interpretation of biblical texts. Four Views on Moving beyond the Bible to Theology empowers readers to identify, evaluate, and refine their own approach to moving from the Bible to theology.