Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality, Revised and Expanded Edition: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church

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Westminster John Knox Press, Apr 14, 2009 - Religion - 256 pages
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In this revised and expanded best seller, Rogers argues for equal rights in both the church and society for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people. He describes how he moved away from opposition to support, charts the church's history of using biblical passages to oppress marginalized groups, argues for a Christ-centered reading of Scripture, debunks stereotypes about gays and lesbians, and explores texts used most frequently against homosexuals and gay ordination.

In this newly revised edition, he maps the recent progress of major U.S. denominations toward full equality for LGBT persons, adds a new chapter that examines how Scripture is best interpreted by Jesus' redemptive life and ministry, and updates his own efforts and experiences. The book also includes a guide for group study or personal reflection.


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User Review  - asuico - LibraryThing

Rogers provides a good overview of the reasons why condemning homosexuality within the church is a hurtful and counter-productive activity, citing both Biblical quotes that many take out of context ... Read full review

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Roger's book is an accessible exploration of the history of Presbyterian biblical interpretation. It is also the story of how he came to an understanding of the Bible that does not condemn gay and ... Read full review

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Jack Rogers is Professor Emeritus of Theology at San Francisco Theological Seminary in California. He was moderator of the 213th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Roger's books include Reading the Bible and the Confessions, Claiming the Center: Churches and Conflicting Worldviews, and Presbyterian Creeds, all published by WJK.

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