The Man Jesus Loved: Homoerotic Narratives from the New Testament

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Pilgrim Press, 2003 - Religion - 246 pages
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Homosexuality has been at the forefront of debate in the church for the last quarter century, with biblical interpretation at its heart. In the Man Jesus Loved, Jennings proposes a gay affirmative reading of the Bible in the hope of respecting the integrity of these texts and making them more clear as well as more persuasive. This reading suggests that the exclusion of persons on the basis of their sexual orientation or same-sex practices fundamentally distorts the Bible generally and the traditions concerning Jesus in particular.

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While the first part of the book does devote itself to speculation on the identity of the 'man Jesus loved' in the Gospel of John, and to the nature of their relationship, the rest of the book is also ... Read full review

Contents

Part
13
The Lover and His Beloved
19
The Identity and Role of the Man Jesus Loved
36
Reconsidering the Gospel of John
55
Theological Significance
92
Part
103
The Centurions Lad
131
Troubling Gender
145
Part Three
171
Marriage and Wedding Feasts
194
Sexuality and Procreation
211
Marriage Family and Slavery
224
Was Jesus Gay?
233
Index of Names
244
Copyright

About the author (2003)

Theodore W. Jennings, Jr., author of The Liturgy of Liberation (Abingdon Press), has taught at the Evangelical Methodist Seminary in Mexico City. (1990)

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