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Hearts and Minds: talking to Christians about homosexuality

Hearts and Minds: talking to Christians about homosexuality
By Darren Main

Darren Main tackles the question that has separated fundamentalist Christians and the gay community for decades. By placing Christianity and the Bible in the centre of the controversy and using his experience as a gay man, Main is determined to reach out the Christians in the hope that he can persuade them to open their […]

Hero

Hero
By Perry Moore

What happens if you’re a secret gay teenage superhero?

Holy Ignorance

Holy Ignorance
By Oliver Roy

Olivier Roy, world-renowned authority on Islam and politics, finds in the modern disconnection between faith communities and socio-cultural identities a fertile space for fundamentalism to grow. Instead of freeing the world from religion, secularisation has encouraged a kind of holy ignorance to take root, an anti-intellectualism that promises immediate, emotional access to the sacred and […]

Homoeroticism in the Biblical World: an historical perspective

Homoeroticism in the Biblical World: an historical perspective
By Martti Nissinen

Nissinen’s award-winning book surveys attitudes in the ancient world toward homoeroticism. Focusing on the Bible and its cultural environment – Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Israel – Nissinen concisely and readably introduces the relevant sources and their historical contexts in a readable way. Homoeroticism is examined as a part of gender identity, i.e., the interplay of sexual […]

Homophobia and the Bible: a self-defence manual

Homophobia and the Bible: a self-defence manual
By Michael Halls

Michael Halls, archivist, Doctor of Cambridge university and former lecturer of a prominent Los Angeles university, gives a concise and easy to read self-defence manual for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or transvestites. For years Michael Halls was a gay Evangelical Christian in a highly conservative tradition, which equips him well to deal with the ‘stock […]

Homosexuality and Christian Faith: questions of conscience for churches

Homosexuality and Christian Faith: questions of conscience for churches
By Walter Wink

Issues surrounding homosexuality threaten to divide the Christian churches and the people within them. This unique resource presents short pieces from some of the nation’s most prominent church leaders – Protestant and Catholic, mainline and evangelical – who address the fundamental moral imperatives about homosexuality. Together they invite the reader to open his or her […]

Homosexuality and religion

Homosexuality and religion
By Richard Hasbany

A comprehensive historical overview of the recent discussion in the Judeo-Christian religions about gay issues. Topics include gay and lesbian clergy, psychological/pastoral counseling for lesbians and gay men, and the church and homophobia.

Homosexuality and the Bible: two views

Homosexuality and the Bible: two views
By Dan O Via and Robert A J Gagnon

In the debates about LGBT people and the church, a key point of contention is the meaning and authority of the biblical witness. In this short book, two New Testament scholars discuss the relevant biblical texts on the subject of gay behaviour and orientation. Discussing both Old Testament and New Testament texts, each author also […]

Homosexuality and the Christian Community

Homosexuality and the Christian Community
By Choon-Leong Seow

Contributors to this volume, all members of the Princeton Theological Seminary faculty, address the various exegetical, interpretive, and practical issues pertaining to the issue of homosexuality in the church. These include the ordination of gay people and the blessing of homosexual unions, as well as broader issues dealing with liturgical and theological language about God […]

Homosexuality and the Church of England

Homosexuality and the Church of England
By Andrew Goddard

Published in 2004, Andrew Goddard’s Grove book outlines the most recent official Church of England publication Some Issues in Human Sexuality putting it in the context of recent discussion. He offers a robust defence of the Church’s current teaching on the matter, and the key issues that need to be engaged with by both conservatives […]

Homosexuality Debate: faith seeking understanding

Homosexuality Debate: faith seeking understanding
By Catherine Sider Hamilton

How do we understand homosexuality? This issue touches on the foundations of Christian faith and the context in which it is lived. The authors of these essays represent a wide range of views. All express a passionate concern for the church in this time of crisis, and offer a sign of hope in this divisive […]

Homosexuality in the Church: both sides of the debate

Homosexuality in the Church: both sides of the debate
By Jeffrey S Siker

Introduction: Risking to Listen and to Learn 1. Awaiting the Redemption of Our Bodies: The Witness of Scripture Concerning Homosexuality By Richard B. Hays 2. The Bible and Homosexuality: Reading the Texts in Context By Victor Paul Furnish 3. Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons (1986) […]

Homosexuality: contemporary claims examined in the light of the Bible and other ancient literature and law

Homosexuality: contemporary claims examined in the light of the Bible and other ancient literature and law
By James B de Young

This is an important book on homosexuality, it examines the scriptures and especially the Greek and Hebrew, from a conservative point of view

Humane Christianity

Humane Christianity
By Alan Bartlett

While seeking the best, we may actually encourage the worst: inhumane religion. Bartlett believes that some qualities and disciplines Christians have valued in the past have proven to be unhelpful in the present. Bartlett seeks to shape Christian spirituality in light of Christ’s humanity. He claims that if we do this, “we will be more […]