Human Sexuality in Biblical Perspective: A Study Guide

Human Sexuality in Biblical Perspective: A Study Guide

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Human Sexuality in Biblical Perspective: A Study Guide by Carrie A. Mast

“Offering an insightful and distinctively Mennonite ‘angle,’ into contemporary debates regarding sexuality, this book identifies key themes worth talking about in fresh ways.” —James Brownson, Author, Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church's Debate on Same-Sex Relationships

“For a church that has stumbled in its proclamation of good news for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, Carrie and Gerald Mast offer a refreshing, thoughtful and important Anabaptist biblical vision about sexuality, desire, power, and peace.” —Carol Wise, Executive Director, Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests (BMC)

“This guide is distinctively courageous as it raises issues of authority and power, conformity and nonconformity. These are topics Anabaptists too often avoid but which cannot be set aside in today’s discussions of sexuality and Christian discipleship. I highly recommend this book to all who seek to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ.” —Melanie A. Duguid-May, John Price Crozer Professor of Theology at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

“There is so much wisdom in this study guide—biblically-grounded, faithful, relevant wisdom, rooted in a thoroughly Anabaptist understanding of the role of Scripture, Spirit, and community in discernment. Insights could be applied to any contentious issue before the church." —Sheri Hostetler, Pastor, First Mennonite Church of San Francisco

The Editors: Carrie A. Mast assists with the administration of graduate programs in business at Bluffton University and serves on the board of directors of Central District Conference. Gerald J. Mast teaches communication at Bluffton University and is the author of numerous books and articles including Go to Church, Change the World: Christian Community as Calling. They are members of First Mennonite Church in Bluffton

Human Sexuality in Biblical Perspective is based on a document prepared by the Human Sexuality Task Group of Central District Conference of Mennonite Church USA: Loren Johns, chair; Ron Guengerich, Michael Miller, Kiva Nice-Webb, J. Alexander Sider, Regina Shands Stoltzfus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781680270068
Publisher: Cascadia Publishing House
Publication date: 11/21/2016
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Introduction 11

1 Our Bodies and the Bible · 23
2 Our Convictions and the Bible · 33
3 Sexuality in the Bible: Old Testament · 49
4 Sexuality in the Bible: New Testament · 67
5 Moral Challenges for the Church · 85
6 Moral Choices for Believers · 99

Appendix A: Ways to Use the Study Guide 109
Appendix B: Theological Foundations for Credentialing 115
Bibliography 119
The Editors 125

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