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What Christians Think about Homosexuality 0th Edition
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Holben's book sets out to provide a straightforward, objective presentation of current scholarship and theological opinion on the issue of homosexuality that is both thorough and accessible, and in this it succeeds admirably. The most striking feature of the book is its structure: Holben explores six points along what he terms "a spectrum of conviction" about homosexuality, using a comparative grid of twelve questions which are asked of each of the positions. The points along the spectrum that he explores range from Condemnation to Liberation, and the comparative grid he uses in the course of his exploration leads us from questions about the sources of moral authority, through the psychological, moral and spiritual significance of homosexuality, to the moral opinion of each position and its consequences for the lives of individuals, the Church and society. A cross-perspective critique of each position is also presented, to which each position then responds. The clarity and objectivity of this structure allows each position to be presented in a way that is true to its own internal logic, and also makes it easy for comparisons to be made between positions when they address particularly contentious issues.
This book will be invaluable for individuals and groups who seek to be fully informed about the nuances and theological foundations of all positions on the issue of homosexuality and the Christian faith.Read more ›
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The thing I like best about Larry Holben's book is the way in which he presents even-handedly six views that Christians hold about homosexuality. Read morePublished on September 10, 2013 by Gene B. Chase
This book helped me really understand what the issues are and what the Bible says or doesn't say about homosexuality. Read morePublished on October 11, 2009 by Ronald E. Hagberg