The Man Jesus Loved: Homoerotic Narratives from the New Testament
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wademlee - LibraryThing
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
Review: The Man Jesus LovedUser Review - Jim - Goodreads
Jennings seeks to re-read the New Testament with an unbiased eye to uncover Jesus' and the early church's attitude towards erotic same-sex relationships. He divides his work into three sections, the ... Read full review
The Lover and His Beloved
The Identity and Role of the Man Jesus Loved
Reconsidering the Gospel of John
The Centurions Lad
Marriage and Wedding Feasts
Sexuality and Procreation
Marriage Family and Slavery
Was Jesus Gay?
Index of Names