Homosexuality and the Bible

Homosexuality and the Bible : Two Views

3.53 (93 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


Few recent issues have sparked such debate in the churches as homosexuality, same-sex unions, and ordination of gays and lesbians. A key point of contention is the meaning and authority of the biblical witness. In this brief book, two New Testament scholars discuss the relevant biblical texts on the subject of homosexual behavior and orientation. Discussing both Old Testament and New Testament texts, each author also raises important interpretive and moral questions and then offers a response to the other's main assertions. Chief questions examined by each include what the Bible has to say about homosexuality and homosexual behavior, the meaning of those texts in their cultural contexts, and the larger hermeneutical dilemma of what kind of authority the Bible's teaching, if recoverable, has for Christians today. A thoughtful and irenic dialogue, this volume can facilitate reflection and discussion among church members on a vital and contentious issue in American church life.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 6 x 180 x 8.13mm | 204g
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 080063618X
  • 9780800636180
  • 71,935

About Dan O. Via

Dan O. Via is Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Duke University Divinity School. He is author of several Fortress Press books, including The Ethics of Mark`s Gospel (1985), Self-Deception and Wholeness in Paul and Matthew (1990) and What is New Testament Theology? (2002). Robert A.J.Gagnon is Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice (2001).
show more

Rating details

93 ratings
3.53 out of 5 stars
5 13% (12)
4 44% (41)
3 31% (29)
2 8% (7)
1 4% (4)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X