Welcoming But Not Affirming: An Evangelical Response to Homosexuality

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Religion - 210 pages
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In this carefully reasoned and thoroughly researched analysis, Stanley Grenz asks: are same-sex relationships a viable, God-given way of giving expression to our sexuality? He reviews scientific research, the history of Christian teaching on homosexuality, the issue of biblical authority today, and the practical issues the church now faces, such as the blessing of same-sex unions, the ordination of homosexuals, and the church's public stance on gay rights issues. Ultimately he proposes that it is possible for Christian communities to welcome homosexuals without affirming same-sex unions.


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User Review  - semiller - LibraryThing

What is sad is that this is the best conservative evangelicals can do to limit their overt descrimination. Nevertheless, it is very thoughtful and worth a read. Read full review

User Review  - Ed Bolton - Christianbook.com

In a time where more and more churches are coming to a crossroads in terms of this issue, Grenz takes a studied, yet compassionate approach. This was a must read for our deacon board to address the issue fairly and still maintain a biblical perspective. Excellent! Read full review


Homosexuality in Contemporary Perspective
Homosexuality and Church Teaching
Homosexuality and Biblical Authority
Homosexuality and the Christian Sex Ethic
Homosexuality and the Church
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Stanley J. Grenz is Professor of Theology and Ethics at Carey/Regent College, Vancouver, and affiliate professor at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lombard, Illinois. He is the author of many books, including "Theology for the Community of God" and "A Primer on Postmodernism". Westminster John Knox Press has published several of his books, including "Sexual Ethics: An Evangelical Perspective"; "Welcoming But Not Affirming: An Evangelical Response to Homosexuality"; and "What Christians Really Believe and Why".

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