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Homosexuality and Christian Faith : Questions of Conscience for Churches - Walter Wink

Homosexuality and Christian Faith

Questions of Conscience for Churches

By: Walter Wink (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st December 1999
ISBN: 9780800631864
Number Of Pages: 140

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Issues surrounding homosexuality threaten to divide the Christian churches and the people within them. This unique resource presents short pieces from some of the nation's most prominent church leaders - Protestant and Catholic, mainline and evangelical - who address the fundamental moral imperatives about homosexuality. Together they invite the reader to open his or her heart to the Spirit, to tolerance, and to Gospel values. Through personal testimony, factual clarification, and moral suasion, they provide much-needed clarity on the biblical witness and biblical authority, the nature or character of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and many related topics. Contributors include Elise Boulding, Ignacio Castuera, John B. Cobb Jr., William Sloane Coffin, Peggy Campolo, Bishop Paul Egertson, James A. Forbes Jr., Maria Harris, Barbara Kelsey, Morton Kelsey, Gabriel Moran, David G. Myers, Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Ken Sehested, Carole Shields, Donald W. Shriver Jr., M. Mahan Siler Jr., Lewis B. Smedes, and Walter Wink.

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Personal Encounters
A Belated Justice: Reflections on an Unpaid Debtp. 13
Thoughts from the Weekend of the Quiltp. 19
One Family's Storyp. 23
Biblical Witness
Homosexuality and the Biblep. 33
Biblical Fidelity and Sexual Orientationp. 50
What Are the Issues?
Homosexualitiesp. 63
Accepting What Cannot Be Changedp. 67
Homosexuality: A Word Not Writtenp. 71
Exploring the Morality of Homosexualityp. 77
Assessing Christian Tradition
Where the Gospel Leads Usp. 85
Being Christian about Homosexualityp. 89
Prophetic Voices
In God's House There Are Many Closetsp. 97
Liberty to the Captives and Good Tidings to the Afflictedp. 105
The Challenge of Nonconformityp. 111
Acceptance and Blessing
Baptism, Bread, and Bondsp. 121
Same-Gender Covenantsp. 128
Afterwordp. 133
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ISBN: 9780800631864
ISBN-10: 0800631862
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 1st December 1999
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.2