Changing Our Mind: Definitive 3rd Edition of the Landmark Call for Inclusion of LGBTQ Christians with Response to Critics

Changing Our Mind: Definitive 3rd Edition of the Landmark Call for Inclusion of LGBTQ Christians with Response to Critics

by David P. Gushee

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Overview

“Every generation has its hot-button issue,” writes David P. Gushee, “For us, it’s the LGBT issue.” In Changing Our Mind, Gushee takes the reader along his personal and theological journey as he changes his mind about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inclusion in the Church.

With 19 books to his name, Gushee is no stranger to the public arena. He is the author of the “Evangelical Declaration Against Torture” and drafted the “Evangelical Climate Initiative. “For decades now, David Gushee has earned the reputation as America's leading evangelical ethicist. In this book, he admits that he has been wrong on the LGBT issue.” writes Brian D. McLaren, author and theologian.

In the definitive third edition of this book, David Gushee issues a scholarly response to his critics.

Brian D. McLaren says it best:

“Not only is David Gushee's work deep, thoughtful and brilliant; and not only is David philosophically and theologically careful and astute; he is also refreshingly clear and understandable by ‘common people’ who know neither philosophical nor theological mumbo jumbo.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942011842
Publisher: Front Edge Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 05/19/2017
Edition description: Definitive 3rd Edition of the Landmark Call for Inclusion of LGBTQ Christians with Response to Criti
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 58,155
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

David P. Gushee is the Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University. Raised in Virginia, he earned his Bachelor of Arts at the College of William and Mary (1984), Master of Divinity at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1987) and both the Master of Philosophy (1990) and Doctor of Philosophy (1993) in Christian Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York. He has taught for twenty years in fulltime and guest capacities and lectured widely in the United States and Canada as well as in Great Britain, Europe, Australia and South America.

Table of Contents

Also David P. Gushee viii

Author Introduction to Third Edition (June 2017) xi

Author Introduction to Second Edition (February 2015) xvii

Foreword Brian D. McLaren xviii

Preface Phyllis Tickle xxi

Introduction Matthew Vines xxiv

Chapter 1 Live From New York 1

Chapter 2 Our Moment: A Church With a Problem 8

Chapter 3 Starting a Conversation 20

Chapter 4 What Exactly Is the Issue? 25

Chapter 5 Change We Can All Support 29

Chapter 6 Gay Christians Exist 34

Chapter 7 Six Options for the Churches 38

Chapter 8 If This Is Where You Get Off the Bus 44

Chapter 9 Biblical Inspiration, Human Interpretation 49

Chapter 10 How Traditionalists Connect the Biblical Dots 55

Chapter 11 The Sins of Sodom (and Gibeah) 59

Chapter 12 Leviticus, Abomination and Jesus 65

Chapter 13 Two Odd Little Words 74

Chapter 14 God Made Them Male and Female 80

Chapter 15 Creation, Sexual Orientation and God's Will 90

Chapter 16 Toward Covenant 98

Chapter 17 Transformative Encounters and Paradigm Leaps 105

Chapter 18 A Dual-Narrative Tour 111

Chapter 19 Howl Got Here 116

Chapter 20 Ending the Teaching of Contempt 125

References 146

Response to Critics (for Third Edition) 151

Major Reviews of Changing Our Mind 178

Study Guide by Rev. Robert Cornwall 181

Advance Praise For Changing Our Mind 210

From Reviews of Changing Our Mind 216

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