Homosexuality and Christian Community

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Choon Leong Seow
Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Social Science - 159 pages
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Contributors to this volume, all members of the Princeton Theological Seminary faculty, address the various exegetical, interpretive, and practical issues pertaining to the issue of homosexuality in the church. These include the ordination of homosexuals and the blessing of homosexual unions, as well as broader issues dealing with liturgical and theological language about God and the role of the church in a pluralistic society. The contributors speak of these various issues as theological educators, ministers, and committed Christians. They ask, What do the scriptures say about homosexuality and related issues? How should the scriptures inform our theological reflection? and How do we live faithfully in regard to this matter? And like the Christian community at large, the contributors are not of one mind on any of these issues; many times they are in considerable disagreement. Homosexuality and Christian Community will help to guide churches and individuals engaged in theological reflection about the place of homosexuals in the church.
 

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Compilation of essays from scholars at Princeton Theological Seminary (primarily Presbyterian), which range across the spectrum of attitudes towards full GLBT inclusion in the life of the Church ... Read full review

Contents

A Heterotextual Perspective
14
Reading and Understanding the New Testament
28
Creation Sexuality and Homosexuality
39
What the Scriptures Principally Teach
53
Living with the Bible
64
But Isnt It a Sin?
74
Speaking the Text and Preaching the Gospel
86
HomosexualityWhat Then Shall We Preachers Say?
99
The Pastoral Dilemma
113
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Choon-Leong Seow is Henry Snyder Gehman Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. An ordained Presbyterian elder, he specializes in the wisdom literature of the Old Testament, the history of ancient Israelite religion, Northwest Semitic philology, and the history of biblical interpretation and reception. He has been on the editorial board of the Journal of Biblical Literature and Catholic Biblical Quarterly.

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