Faithful Conversation: Christian Perspectives on Homosexuality (2003)
Author(s): James M Childs
Amazon UK: Faithful Conversation
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Genre(s): Academic writing and Theology
Topic(s): Biblical studies, Church order and discipline, Ethics, Homosexuality in the Bible, and Sex and sexuality in Ancient Rome
Especially suitable for: Academics
Bitter battles over the churches’ stance toward its gay and lesbian members have tested the churches’ fundamental orientation and even threatened to split whole denominations apart. The blessing of homosexual unions and ordination of gays and lesbians have proven to be special flashpoints at both local and national levels.
Part of the widespread perplexity over the issues stems from their complexity. They involve questions not only of personal ethics and church polity but also of Christian history, conflicting readings of the biblical data, and uncertainty over basic anthropological frameworks, especially as driven by findings of the social sciences.
This volume is aimed at engendering real reflection and conversation by providing Christians with the basic tools to engage the many dimensions of this question for themselves and with each other.
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