Homosexuality And Christian Faith

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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: 7/1/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 142
  • Sales rank: 384,754
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Personal Encounters
1 A Belated Justice: Reflections on an Unpaid Debt 13
2 Thoughts from the Weekend of the Quilt 19
3 One Family's Story 23
Pt. 2 Biblical Witness
4 Homosexuality and the Bible 33
5 Biblical Fidelity and Sexual Orientation 50
Pt. 3 What Are the Issues?
6 Homosexualities 63
7 Accepting What Cannot Be Changed 67
8 Homosexuality: A Word Not Written 71
9 Exploring the Morality of Homosexuality 77
Pt. 4 Assessing Christian Tradition
10 Where the Gospel Leads Us 85
11 Being Christian about Homosexuality 89
Pt. 5 Prophetic Voices
12 In God's House There Are Many Closets 97
13 Liberty to the Captives and Good Tidings to the Afflicted 105
14 The Challenge of Nonconformity 111
Pt. 6 Acceptance and Blessing
15 Baptism, Bread, and Bonds 121
16 Same-Gender Covenants 128
Afterword 133
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2008

    compassionate and thought-provoking

    I liked this book. Not only does it speak from different vantage points, but the compassion of the authors as well. Peggy Campolo's essay is especially good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2005

    Affriming and Intelligent

    This book has been a great help to me as Christian and homosexual. It was a source of comfort during the holidays while I met the in-laws for the first time as my partner's 'room mate.'

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