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|ISBN:||9780807001592 0807001597 9780807001479 0807001473|
|Description:||xxii, 212 pages ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Why our fundamental values support, rather than oppose, equality for sexual minorities : "It is not good for a person to be alone": intimate relationship heals the primary flaw in creation ; "I am not asleep but my heart is awake: the voice of my beloved knocks": a loving God could never want the "closet" ; "Love your neighbor as yourself": love demands authentic compassion for others ; "By the word of God were the heavens made": sexual diversity is natural and part of God's creation ; "Thou shalt not bear false witness": honesty and integrity are sacred, "coming out" as a religious act ; "Justice, justice shall you pursue": inequality is an affront to religious values --
What the "bad verses" really say about homosexuality : Leviticus: one form of male intimacy is related to worship of foreign gods ; Sodom: cruelty and inhospitality are the "sins of Sodom" ; The Gospels: what Jesus didn't say about homosexuality ; Romans: men not being dominant is a consequence of turning from God ; Corinthians and Timothy: Christians should not mingle with a pagan, idolatrous, lascivious society ; David and Jonathan: love between men in the Bible ; Sexual diversity in Christian theology: how did we get here from there? --
Why inclusion of sexual minorities is good, not bad, for religious values : "You shall be holy, for I am holy": equality for LGBT people is good for families, marriage, and sexual ethics ; "When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me": the growth of religious values is good for individuals and religious communities ; "Everyone whose spirit moved him brought an offering to God": sexual diversity, like other forms of diversity, enriches religious lives and communities ; "And I have filled him with the spirit of God ... to devise subtle works in gold, silver, and brass": what is homosexuality for? ; "For nothing in creation can separate you from the love of God": postscript.
|Series Title:||Queer action/queer ideas.|
|Other Titles:||God versus gay?|
- Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
- Homosexuality -- Biblical teaching.
- Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity