Homosexuality And Christian Faith

Homosexuality And Christian Faith

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by Walter Wink
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800631862

ISBN-13: 9780800631864

Pub. Date: 07/01/1999

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Issues surrounding homosexuality threaten to divide the Christian churches and the people within them. This unique resource presents short pieces from some of the nation's most prominent church leaders - Protestant and Catholic, mainline and evangelical - who address the fundamental moral imperatives about homosexuality. Together they invite the reader to open his or…  See more details below

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Issues surrounding homosexuality threaten to divide the Christian churches and the people within them. This unique resource presents short pieces from some of the nation's most prominent church leaders - Protestant and Catholic, mainline and evangelical - who address the fundamental moral imperatives about homosexuality. Together they invite the reader to open his or her heart to the Spirit, to tolerance, and to Gospel values. Through personal testimony, factual clarification, and moral suasion, they provide much-needed clarity on the biblical witness and biblical authority, the nature or character of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and many related topics.

Contributors include Elise Boulding, Ignacio Castuera, John B. Cobb Jr., William Sloane Coffin, Peggy Campolo, Bishop Paul Egertson, James A. Forbes Jr., Maria Harris, Barbara Kelsey, Morton Kelsey, Gabriel Moran, David G. Myers, Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Ken Sehested, Carole Shields, Donald W. Shriver Jr., M. Mahan Siler Jr., Lewis B. Smedes, and Walter Wink.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800631864
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
142
Sales rank:
1,232,258
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
Pt. 1Personal Encounters
1A Belated Justice: Reflections on an Unpaid Debt13
2Thoughts from the Weekend of the Quilt19
3One Family's Story23
Pt. 2Biblical Witness
4Homosexuality and the Bible33
5Biblical Fidelity and Sexual Orientation50
Pt. 3What Are the Issues?
6Homosexualities63
7Accepting What Cannot Be Changed67
8Homosexuality: A Word Not Written71
9Exploring the Morality of Homosexuality77
Pt. 4Assessing Christian Tradition
10Where the Gospel Leads Us85
11Being Christian about Homosexuality89
Pt. 5Prophetic Voices
12In God's House There Are Many Closets97
13Liberty to the Captives and Good Tidings to the Afflicted105
14The Challenge of Nonconformity111
Pt. 6Acceptance and Blessing
15Baptism, Bread, and Bonds121
16Same-Gender Covenants128
Afterword133

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