Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality : Explode the Myths, Heal the Church

ISBN-10: 0664229395

ISBN-13: 9780664229399

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jack Rogers
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Description: In this sure-to-be controversial book, former seminary professor and church official Jack Rogers argues unequivocally for the ordination of homosexuals and for the extension of full and equal rights in society to all people who are homosexual. Christianity, he observes, has moved through history in the direction of ever-greater openness and inclusiveness. Today's church is led by many of those who were once cast out: people of color, women, and divorced and remarried people. It is inevitable, he believes, that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people will one day walk in the same steps as other Christian leaders. Rogers, an evangelical, begins by discussing his own personal change of heart and mind on the issue, a change that has moved him into the middle of this controversy in his own church, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He examines how the church misused the Bible to justify slavery and the denial of rights to women, and links these efforts to efforts today to use biblical texts to deny equal rights to gays and lesbians. He shows how neither the Bible nor the Confessions are opposed to homosexuality and debunks frequently used fundamentalist stereotypes and myths about gays and lesbians. Rogers concludes with his thoughts on how the church can heal itself and move forward.

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 169
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Studying Homosexuality for the First Timep. 1
A Pattern of Misusing the Bible to Justify Oppressionp. 17
A Breakthrough in Understanding the Word of Godp. 35
Interpreting the Bible in Times of Controversyp. 53
What the Bible Says and Doesn't Say about Homosexualityp. 69
Real People and Real Marriagep. 91
Recommendations for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)p. 109
Notesp. 127
Indexp. 157
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