Homosexuality and Christian Faith: Questions of Conscience for the Churches (1999)
Amazon UK: Homosexuality and Christian Faith
Standpoint: 2 Moderately inclusive
Genre(s): Advice – spiritual and practical, Memoir/autobiography, Spirituality, and Theology
Topic(s): Biblical studies, Homosexuality in the Bible, and Spirituality
Ideal for individual or group use, this unique resource presents short pieces from some of the USA’s most pre-eminent church leaders in 1999 – women and men, Protestant and Catholic, mainline and evangelical – who address fundamental moral imperatives about homosexuality. Through personal testimony, factual clarification, and moral suasion, they invite the reader to open his or her heart to the Spirit, to Gospel values, and to full acceptance of gay and lesbian persons in the “family of God.”
“It provides a well-argued basis for believing that Scripture is not opposed to same-sex loving relationships. It shows how much of what we assume Christians believe is based on tradition, and therefore human frailty. It demonstrates through moving personal stories that human experience would lead us towards a welcome and a sharing of our humanity with those who have suffered, and still suffer, exclusion.
“For those who are seeking a foundation for their belief in the unity of God’s human creation, and an affirmation of the Church’s gospel call to welcome all people into full communion, there is no better starting point than this book.” — L. Norman
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