and the Bible is a timely contribution that should be read by all
sides in the debate that threatens to divide all churches. I know of no
other work that so clearly illumines the biblical issues at the heart of
the controversy surrounding homosexuality.”—Stanley Hauerwas,
Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke Divinity School.
an excellent contribution to a debate which is set to run and run in most
parts of Christendom. I know of no finer presentation of all the main
issues. The authors set out their cases and responses to one another with
rigor and yet with an admirable absence of rancor. Be warned: this book
may force you to change your mind!”—Graham Stanton, Lady Margaret’s
Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge.
unmatched clarity, the two sides of the homosex debate are set forth.
Persons who read this volume will make their decision ‘knowing the
issues.’”—Charles H. Talbert, Distinguished Professor of Religion,
particular dialogue book should further the discussion of this important
matter, as it lays out well the exegetical, hermeneutical, and personal
issues involved and at stake. Highly recommended.”—Ben Witherington III,
Professor of New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary.
esteemed New Testament scholars claim the Bible as ultimate authority for
Christian faith and life, address the biblical witness regarding
homosexuality, and come to strikingly different conclusions. How can this
be? Issues of exegetical meaning and theological method are pivotal, and
the interpretive choices confronting us are here clearly on display.
Christian leaders and churches challenged by questions surrounding the
voice and role of Scripture on same-sex relations will find in this
dialogue an invaluable chart for navigating these confusing waters.”—Joel
B. Green, Dean of the School of Theology and Professor of New
Testament Interpretation, Asbury Theological Seminary.
in brief and eminently readable form, are presented two opposing views of
the controversy that rages within our churches. Robert Gagnon’s brilliant
and lucid condensation of his principle arguments should be a significant
asset for clergy and laity alike, while Dan Via opens new vistas and
challenges.”—Catherine Clark Kroeger, Associate Professor of
Classical and Ministry Studies, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.
book presents a vigorous and illuminating debate about the implications of
scripture for contemporary attitudes toward homosexuality. . . . I
strongly recommend this book.”—James F. Childress, Hollingsworth
Professor of Ethics, University of Virginia.
adept spokespersons propound contrasting ways of listening to Scripture on
the question of same-sex erotic relationships. . . . [This book provides]
provocative material on both sides that begs for critical reflection.”—Robert
L. Brawley, Albert G. McGaw Professor of New Testament, McCormick