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About the Author

James B. Nelson is Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics at the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in New Brighton, Minnesota. He is the author of numerous books, including "Body Theology" and "The Intimate Connection: Male Sexuality, Masculine Spirituality", both published by WJK.
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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Augsburg Books (January 5, 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806617012
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806617015
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #654,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I reread parts of this book after first having read it nearly 30 years ago. I think it still sets the standard on the intimate relationship between sexuality and spirituality from Christian authors. Nelson rightly repudiates those in the Christian faith who want to claim spirit but not flesh, of which there are millions. His chapter on gayness and homosexuality remains the best in explaining the reasons the reasons for full acceptance in the Church. Though so-called conservatives will shout at the top of their lungs that there is liberal bias, it is clear to me that Nelson is simply trying to live out the Gospel as he sees it. In my view, nobody before or since has done it better in regards to the connection between sexuality and spirituality.
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I have read Embodiment and found it challenging. The author is well versed in the area of theology and Christian history. His purpose is to look honestly and clearly at the issue of human sexuality in the biblical context. What is refreshing, he takes psychology and sociology as tools to help him understand human sexuality. If we believe humans are the creation of the Creator, then we have to honestly look at them as they are in this creation. This book builds my faith, not tears it down; it also helps me think, not hide from things that might make me uncomfortable.
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I am a person that maybe overanalyzes things too much, in the sense that I have spent a lot of time over the years trying to analyze things I see in myself and in others, but often there are things that are just feelings, or that I sense, or that I know via experience, but I can't really make verbal explanations for what my senses perceive but my mind cannot put into words, especially in how it all fits together in a coherent narrative.

This book put so much into words. There was a chapter where I swear every paragraph was putting into words things I have often contemplated in my inner most self but haven't been able to understand fully. Not only are words given to issues that are often hard to verbalize, but very thought out explanations are offered that pull from theology, psychology (my area of study), sociology, anthropology and history. The thoughts given are so expansive not in just their scope and implication, but in that he incorporates so many factors, and yes sexuality subjectively and objective societal views are multi-faceted, and thankfully so are the thoughts presented in this work. I imagine this will challenge many, but that is a good thing, and for others it may be one of the most enjoyable reads, despite its academic style, in that it provides insight into areas that have long occupied your soul.
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I first read this work in the late '90's, and it revolutionized my views of sexuality and Christianity. I would highly recommend it to anyone who seriously struggles as a person of faith with intimacy issues. Additionally, the author explores many aspects of sexuality as they relate to the Church, thus making it a worthwhile read for any thoughtful Christian. Although written in the late '70's, the themes of this book read as though written for today--a must for every library!
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Well-written from a scholarly viewpoint, this book is otherwise a challenging read with its pedantic style.
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