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The Church and the Homosexual

The Church and the Homosexual Author John J. McNeill
ISBN-10 9780807079249
Release 2015-11-03
Pages 288
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In this "brave and good book which shatters bad myths" (Commonweal), McNeill shows that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality, and argues that the Church must not continue its homophobic practices. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Taking a Chance on God

Taking a Chance on God Author John J. McNeill
ISBN-10 9780807079003
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 238
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Taking a Chance on God explores how lesbians and gay men can claim both a positive gay identity and a fulfilling life of Christian faith. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Both Feet Firmly Planted in Midair

Both Feet Firmly Planted in Midair Author John J. McNeill
ISBN-10 0664258085
Release 1998
Pages 184
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Details the life of the former Jesuit priest who was expelled from the Soceity of Jesus for his views on gay and lesbian sexuality

Sex as God Intended

Sex as God Intended Author John J. McNeill
ISBN-10 9781590210420
Release 2008
Pages 265
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Noted biblical scholar McNeill offers further insight into the role of sex in the Bible and how the original viewpoints have been twisted by the Catholic Church over the years.

Dwelling in the Land

Dwelling in the Land Author Jeanette Howard
ISBN-10 9780857216243
Release 2015-10-15
Pages 288
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Dwelling in the Land considers what it means for Christians, who are attracted to other members of the same sex, to live fully under the lordship of Christ. Author Jeanette Howard, believes that homosexuality is not part of God’s plan for His world, and has chosen to remain celibate despite experiencing same-sex attraction. She has come to believe that to identify herself as ‘gay’ does not do justice to what God has been doing in her life. Instead of being identified by your sexuality, as a Christian you are identified by the fact that you belong to Christ. Some gay Christians have sought healing. Others have turned away from a conservative interpretation of the biblical texts. Others have remained celibate and invested their lives in Christian service. All have found that their sexual orientation has strongly influenced who they perceive themselves to be, and how others perceive them. Allowing God to dismantle your false identity permits you to live out of your authentic self. As you grow in Christ you are able to perceive true goodness and health; you rid yourself of old habits of thinking; you learn to recognise what is holding others back; and discover new areas of ministry. You do not have to accept the labels that the world – and the church – attach to you.

The Bible s Yes to Same Sex Marriage

The Bible s Yes to Same Sex Marriage Author Mark Achtemeier
ISBN-10 9780664239909
Release 2014-06-01
Pages 156
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In the early 2000s, Mark Achtemeier embarked on a personal journey with the Bible that led him from being a conservative, evangelical opponent of gay rights to an outspoken activist for gay marriage and a fully inclusive church. In The Bible's Yes to Same-Sex Marriage, Achtemeier shares what led to his change of heart: the problems with excluding groups of people and the insights into the Bible's message that led him to recognize the fullness of God's love and support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Readers will discover how reading snippets of Scripture out of context has led to false and misleading interpretations of the Bible's message about LGBT persons. Achtemeier shows how a careful reading of the whole Scripture reveals God's good news about love, marriage, and sexuality for gay and straight people alike.

Presbyterian Polity for Church Leaders Fourth Edition

Presbyterian Polity for Church Leaders  Fourth Edition Author Joan S. Gray
ISBN-10 9780664503154
Release 2012
Pages 177
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New revision of a best-selling book for church leaders.

Evangelical Ethics

Evangelical Ethics Author John Jefferson Davis
ISBN-10 1629952184
Release 2015-11-01
Pages 384
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For three decades, Evangelical Ethics has been regarded as one of the best treatments of contemporary ethical problems that Christians face. John Jefferson Davis brings mature biblical thought to issues such as homosexuality, genetics, abortion, euthanasia, war and peace, the environment, divorce, and remarriage. This fourth edition includes a new chapter on the history and legacy of slavery in the United States. Other chapters have been revised and updated. Book jacket.

Same Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

Same Sex Unions in Premodern Europe Author John Boswell
ISBN-10 9780804150958
Release 2013-08-28
Pages 464
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Both highly praised and intensely controversial, this brilliant book produces dramatic evidence that at one time the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches not only sanctioned unions between partners of the same sex, but sanctified them--in ceremonies strikingly similar to heterosexual marriage ceremonies.

Freedom Glorious Freedom

Freedom  Glorious Freedom Author John J. McNeill
ISBN-10 UOM:39015033266985
Release 1995
Pages 232
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Explains how Gay men and women can enjoy religious freedom, and discusses gay marriage, coming out, and gays in the military


Homosexuality Author Stanton L. Jones
ISBN-10 9780830875542
Release 2009-09-20
Pages 189
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How prevalent is homosexuality? What causes it? Is it a psychopathology? Can it be changed? Questions like these often accompany discussions of homosexual behavior. For answers we naturally look to scientific studies. But what does the scientific research actually show? More important, what place should this research have in shaping the church's response? Stanton Jones and Mark Yarhouse help us face these issues squarely and honestly. In four central chapters they examine how scientific research has been used within church debates--in particular within Methodist, Presbyterian and Episcopal contexts. They then survey the most recent and best scientific research and sort out what it actually shows. Next they help us to interpret the research's relevance to the moral debate within the church. In a concluding chapter they make a strong case for a traditional Christian sexual ethic. Church groups considering these complex issues will find helpful discussion questions at the end of each chapter. This book is essential reading for anyone involved in the church's debate over homosexual behavior.

Christian Ethics

Christian Ethics Author Laura A. Stivers
ISBN-10 9781608331093
Release 2012-01
Pages 342
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Rev. ed. of: Christian ethics / Robert L. Stivers et al.

Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same Sex Love

Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same Sex Love Author Will Roscoe
ISBN-10 9781590213803
Release 2013
Pages 236
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"Originally published by Suspect Thoughts Press, 2004; Updated by the author and re-released by Lethe Press, 2013."

Authentic Human Sexuality

Authentic Human Sexuality Author Judith K. Balswick
ISBN-10 9780830874460
Release 2013-12-21
Pages 367
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Sex pervades our culture, going far beyond the confines of the bedroom into the workplace, the church and the media. Yet despite all the attention and even obsession devoted to sex, human sexuality remains confusing and even foreboding. What, after all, is authentic human sexuality? That is the question Judith and Jack Balswick set out to answer in this wide-ranging and probing book. Informed by sociology, psychology and theology, the Balswicks investigate how human sexuality originates both biologically and socially, lay groundwork for a normative Christian interpretation of sexuality, show how authentic sexuality is necessarily grounded in relationships, and explore such forms of "inauthentic sexuality" as sexual harassment, pornography and rape. Since its first publication in 1999, Authentic Human Sexuality has established itself as a standard text at numerous colleges and seminaries. While maintaining the book's overall structure, this new paper edition offers updated discussions and bibliographies throughout, including a completely new chapter on sexual development throughout the human lifespan and a substantially revised chapter on sexual beings in relationship that incorporates a trinitarian theological perspective. A new generation of students, pastors, psychologists and sociologists engaged in counseling will be indebted to the Balswicks for this updated study of this endlessly fascinating and perplexing facet of human identity.

Documents of the Christian Church

Documents of the Christian Church Author Henry Bettenson
ISBN-10 9780191501517
Release 2011-09-29
Pages 560
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This selection of writings from the most important moments in the history of Christianity has become established as a classic reference work, providing insights into 2000 years of Christian theological and political debate. While retaining the original material selected by Henry Bettenson, Chris Maunder has added a substantial section of more recent writings. These illustrate the Second Vatican Council; the theologies of liberation; Church and State from 'Thatcher's Britain' to Communist Eastern Europe; Black, feminist, and ecological theology; ecumenism; and inter-faith dialogue. The emphasis on moral debate in the contemporary churches is reflected in selections discussing questions about homosexuality, divorce, AIDS, and in-vitro fertilization, amongst other issues. This further expanded fourth edition brings the anthology up-to-date with a new section looking at issues facing the twenty-first century churches. This includes extracts exploring the churches' responses to questions of social justice, international politics, trade and debt, environmental change, and technological development. New material also covers the global growth of Christianity, the progress of Christian unity, and mission in multi-faith and postmodern societies.

Systematic Theology Volume 1 Fourth Edition

Systematic Theology  Volume 1  Fourth Edition Author James Leo Garrett
ISBN-10 9781498206594
Release 2014-09-14
Pages 768
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Systematic Theology Volume 1 Fourth Edition has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Systematic Theology Volume 1 Fourth Edition also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Systematic Theology Volume 1 Fourth Edition book for free.

Our Fathers

Our Fathers Author David France
ISBN-10 9780767914062
Release 2005
Pages 672
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An examination of the pedophile scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church assesses the implications of the crisis, explaining why the Church knowingly covered up decades of abuse and discussing how it has responded.