A Time to Embrace

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A Time to Embrace: Same-Sex Relationships in Religion, Law, and Politics (2012)

Author(s): William Stacy Johnson

Format: Paperback

ISBN-13: 9780802866950

Amazon UK: A Time to Embrace

Language: English

Standpoint: 1 Fully inclusive and affirming

Genre(s): Academic writing, History, and Theology

Topic(s): Biblical studies, Church order and discipline, Discrimination against and hostility towards LGBT+ people, Equal marriage, Homosexuality in the Bible, Marriage and relationships, Politics, and Same-sex relationships

Especially suitable for: Academics, Americans, and Those who are undecided about the homosexuality issue

In A Time to Embrace William Stacy Johnson brilliantly analyses the religious, legal, and political debates about gay marriage, civil unions, and committed gay couples in the USA. This second edition was first published in 2011, so is inevitably somewhat out of date, but is still well worth reading.

Reviews/Comments

‘Exceptionally well written. Dr Johnson clearly states his own [affirming] position, and then manages to present a clear and unbiased representation of many positions. I recommend this book to anyone open to exploring the Church’s response to gay people and couples.’ — Chad

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