Thou Shalt Not Love: What Evangelicals Really Say to Gays

Thou Shalt Not Love: What Evangelicals Really Say to Gays

by Patrick M. Chapman
     
 

The author, a gay Christian anthropologist, was a member of an evangelical church and went through reparative therapy; its failure led him to investigate both scientific and biblical views of homosexuality. Distilled from his personal experience and research, this critique draws from disparate cultures, genetics, evolution, psychology, and Bible studies. It…  See more details below

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The author, a gay Christian anthropologist, was a member of an evangelical church and went through reparative therapy; its failure led him to investigate both scientific and biblical views of homosexuality. Distilled from his personal experience and research, this critique draws from disparate cultures, genetics, evolution, psychology, and Bible studies. It illuminates the many issues faced by gays, their families, counselors, and ministers, including the current debate about same-sex marriage.

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Blade
Brilliantly counter[s] the commonly used arguments evangelicals favor in a logical, unemotional, exhaustively researched book. . . . Succeeds in a way so many books in this vein don't - it's highly readable and accessible. . . . For those seeking solid, sturdy research, this book will be an excellent tool.
—Joey DiGugliemo
Edge
One beautifully efficient paragraph lays bare the hypocrisy of those who say the Bible is word-for-word perfect. The same folks who use that justification to condemn same sex relations somehow fail to incorporate into their lives things such as the Bible's specific prohibition of . . . divorce. . . . Well-structured and highly readable tables and charts (that actually make sense!) map out everything from the evolution of life to how different versions of the Bible translate specific passages.
—Scott Stiffler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971468627
Publisher:
Haiduk Press
Publication date:
10/17/2008
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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