Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church

Two Views on Homosexuality the Bible and the Church No issue is divisive or pressing for the church today than homosexuality Two Views on Homosexuality the Bible and the Church brings a fresh perspective to a well worn debate While Christian debates
  • Title: Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church
  • Author: Preston Sprinkle Stanley N. Gundry William Loader Megan K. Defranza Wesley Hill Stephen R. Holmes
  • ISBN: 9780310528630
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
  • Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church
    No issue is divisive or pressing for the church today than homosexuality Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church brings a fresh perspective to a well worn debate While Christian debates about homosexuality are most often dominated by biblical exegesis, this book seeks to give much needed attention to the rich history of received Christian traditioNo issue is divisive or pressing for the church today than homosexuality Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church brings a fresh perspective to a well worn debate While Christian debates about homosexuality are most often dominated by biblical exegesis, this book seeks to give much needed attention to the rich history of received Christian tradition, bringing the Bible into conversation with historical and systematic theology To that end, both theologians and biblical scholars well accomplished in their fields and conversant in issues of sexuality and gender articulate and defend each of the two views Affirming viewWilliam LoaderMegan K DeFranza Traditional viewWesley HillStephen R HolmesUnique among most debates on homosexuality, this book presents a constructive dialogue between people who disagree on significant ethical and theological matters, and yet maintain a respectful and humanizing posture toward one another Even as these scholars articulate pointed arguments for their position with academic rigor and depth, they do so cordially, clearly, and compassionately, without demeaning the other.The main essays are followed by exceptionally insightful responses and rejoinders that interact with their fellow essayists with convicted civility Holding to a high view of Scripture, a commitment to the gospel and the church, and a love for people especially those most affected by this topic the contributors wrestle deeply with the Bible and theology, especially the prohibition texts, the role of procreation, gender complementarity, and pastoral accommodation.The book concludes with general editor Preston Sprinkle s reflections on the future of discussions on faith and sexuality.
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  • Preston Sprinkle Stanley N. Gundry William Loader Megan K. Defranza Wesley Hill Stephen R. Holmes

    Preston Sprinkle PhD, Aberdeen is a teacher, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author He has written several books including People to Be Loved, Living in a Gray World, Charis, and Erasing Hell, which he co authored with Francis Chan Preston has held faculty positions at Nottingham University, Cedarville University, and Eternity Bible College He and his family live in Boise, Idaho, and he currently helps pastors and leaders engage the LGBTQ conversation with thoughtfulness and grace.

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  • Summary Four biblical scholars and theologians, two holding two a traditional understanding of human sexuality, and two holding an affirming stance, but all taking the biblical testimony about human sexuality seriously, articulate the basis on which they hold their positions, and respond to the statements of the other three in gracious dialogue.I don t think anyone will contradict the assertion that recent discussions around sexuality both within the culture and the church have been fraught with [...]


  • The format of this book is enormously helpful as a teaching tool It s incredibly valuable for students to read the essays together with the responses A model for academic conversation.


  • This is a good overview of the two positions The discussion is respectful and scholarly I d say it s representative of the issues involved and the possible solutions.



  • While there are strong scholars at work here, three of the four of them are presenting biblical arguments against homosexuality The first affirming position is only affirming on a technicality So really this book is conservative than it claims to be Loader the first affirming author claims that not only same sex acts but same sex attraction is biblically condemned So he s really the most traditional of all of them and the most damaging to someone with an affirming viewpoint Which makes it awful [...]





  • Learned from each of the contributor s thoughtful engagement and insights Holmes s thoughts on the Augustinian goods of marriage surprised me I ll likely revisit this text after further reading, beginning with Preston Sprinkle s book.


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