UnClobber: Rethinking Our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality (2016)
Author(s): Colby Martin
Amazon UK: UnClobber
Standpoint: 1 Fully inclusive and affirming
Genre(s): Memoir/autobiography and Theology
Topic(s): Accepting one's sexuality, Biblical studies, Coming out, Discrimination against and hostility towards LGBT+ people, Homosexuality in the Bible, Inclusive Christianity, Same-sex relationships, Scripture/tradition/reason, Sex and sexuality in Ancient Rome, and Translation issues
Especially suitable for: Evangelicals
In his sincere memoir, Martin tells his story of moving out of the restrictive closet before exploring linguistics, traditions, and sex in the Bible. After coming to accept same-gender love and marriage, evangelical pastor Martin tried to move his denomination in the same direction. The church responded by firing him.
UnClobber reexamines what the Bible says (and does not say) about homosexuality. “The words ‘homosexuals’ and ‘homosexuality’ have zero business being in the Bible,” Martin concludes after considerable research into biblical language. He then looks at same-sex love in ancient and modern cultures as well as mistranslations and misreadings of the Bible.
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