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The Bible's yes to same-sex marriage : an evangelical's change of heart

Author: Mark Achtemeier
Publisher: Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In the early 2000's, 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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Achtemeier
ISBN: 9780664239909 0664239900
OCLC Number: 876833307
Awards: Commended for IndieFab awards (Religion) 2014
Description: xv, 137 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The harvest of despair: Why traditional condemnations of gay relationships can't be right --
Jesus and the law: How Biblical fragments can lead us astray --
With all your mind: Reading the Bible faithfully and responsibly --
"This is my body, given for you": God's plan for love, marriage and sexuality --
Special blessings: Why gay people have an honored place in God's heart --
Reclaiming the witnesses 1: Making sense of the Old Testament fragments --
Reclaiming the witnesses 2: Making sense of the New Testament fragments --
Testing the spirits: How do we know we're on the right track? --
The word of life: Biblical teaching for the real world.
Responsibility: Mark Achtemeier.

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In the early 2000's, 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.

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"With his skills as a distinguished biblical scholar, his pastor's heart, and his personal integrity, Mark Achtemeier carefully explores what scripture says, and does not say, about same-sex Read more...

 
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