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Homosexuality in the Orthodox Church Paperback – January 19, 2011
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This is a book for anyone who truly wants to look the issue in the eye.
Thank you Justin for helping me in my own journey to embrace myself as a gay man and as a Christian. God bless you!
Four personal testimonies are followed by three important and stimulating articles. The first by Bishop Jessep is a historical and theological tour-de-force and is well worth $12 price tag alone. The second by Fr. George Battelle is a fascinating personal and historical reflection on over thirty years of involvement in both Orthodoxy and gay rights. Finally there is an article on Biblical references and their interpretation by Mr. Cannon himself, which though having been published before is more that suited for inclusion here.
In his preface Mr. Cannon states that his "prayer is that this anthology will open up dialogue and discussion within the Orthodox Church". I am not sure that this can be so fully realised in such a slim volume as this, but it certainly is a good starting point and as such this book ought to be read by both those`involved' in this debate, as well as those interested in this awakening dialogue within orthodoxy regarding this subject.
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Not an easy topic for Orthodox people, but one, IMHO, we must revisit and consider in light of scientific and sociological information that was not available in the times of the... Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by Tiffo
What I can't understand are the vitriolic comments expressed in the Christian/Orthodox Churches against the LGBT community: Oh, it's perfectly fine for heterosexual couples to... Read morePublished on April 23, 2011 by Adele Chatelain
This book is on a much needed topic: addressing homosexuality in the Orthodox Church. Contributors include a Ukrainian Orthodox Bishop who challenges the Church to address modern... Read morePublished on March 3, 2011 by Gulielmus
While there is much in this book that the mainstream Orthodox Church can disagree with, it does at least prime the pump for the conversation that the Church should be having on... Read morePublished on February 16, 2011 by Anastasios Gounaris
The book is about real people with real issues ans real testimonies. It is not another theoretical defense of gays and lesbians within the church. Read morePublished on February 14, 2011 by Juan A De LLano
I find this book so valuable that I ordered both a print copy and a kindle copy. The personal testimonies were very valuable. Read morePublished on February 14, 2011 by Amazon Customer
The Orthodox don't like to discuss this topic. They prefer not to acknowledge its existence. The fact that there is now a book on it with a positive approach to being bi, gay,... Read morePublished on January 30, 2011 by Alex