The Gospel of Inclusion: A Christian Case for LGBT+ Inclusion in the Church (2019)
Amazon UK: The Gospel of Inclusion
Standpoint: 1 Fully inclusive and affirming
Genre(s): Academic writing and Theology
Topic(s): Biblical studies, Inclusive Christianity, and Liberation Theology
Especially suitable for: Academics
One of the most fiercely debated topics in modern Christianity centres on the inclusion of sexual and gender minorities into the full life of the church. Dozens of scholars have stepped forward, seeking to make a compelling case for LGBT+ inclusion based on their contextualized reading of the ‘clobber texts’ in Scripture that supposedly refer to homosexuality. But these arguments alone fall short of providing a comprehensive framework for radical inclusion of LGBT+ people. In The Gospel of Inclusion, pastor and public theologian Brandan Robertson offers a compelling assessment of the biblical texts, cultural context, and modern social movements to suggest that the entire thrust of the Christian gospel calls the church towards the deconstruction of all oppressive systems and structures and towards the creation of a world that celebrates the full spectrum of human diversity as a reflection of God’s creative intention.
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