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Redeeming Sex : Naked Conversations About Sexuality and Spirituality

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Missio Alliance Essential Reading List

Readers' Choice Award Winner

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Nothing has exposed the gap between the church and the broader society quite like the cultural argument over sexuality. Relationships, identities, orientations and even seemingly straightforward concepts such as gender have cut battle lines between the church and the world. In the fog of war and the cloud of conflict, it's increasingly hard to see our way clearly.
There is hope, however. Debra Hirsch has seen it firsthand-in meaningful lifelong relationships with LGBT friends and neighbors, in Christian fellowships and in movements that have held a concern for people created in God's image and a high view of the Bible's teaching on sexuality in constructive tension. When you consider the world from the perspective of God's kingdom mission, it turns out the smoke clears and a redemptive imagination takes root.
Discover a holistic, biblical vision of sex and gender that honors God and offers good news to the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 18mm | 245g
  • Inter-Varsity Press,US
  • Illinois, United States
  • English
  • 083083639X
  • 9780830836390
  • 104,887

Table of contents

Introduction: The Backstory

1. Oh My God! Sexuality Meets Spirituality



Section One: Where Did All the Sexy Christians Go?


2. Modesty Gone Mad

3. Jesus . . . Sex Symbol?



Section Two: Bits, Bobs and Tricky Business


4. The Eight Fundamentals of Sex

5. Gender Matters

6. Uncomfortable Sex Positions

7. Bi Now, Gay Later?

8. Limping Straight to Heaven



Section Three: The Mission of Christian Sexuality


9. The Bent Scapegoat

10. Imago Gay

11. Re-Sexing the Church



Conclusion: The Dreaded End
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Review quote

The value of this work is found in Hirsch's unique way of forcing the reader to think through and question long-held assumptions--some which may well need to be abandoned, while there are others that should be maintained but worked out in a more loving way.--Michael G. Muñoz, Ethics Medicine, Vol. 33:1, Spring 2017
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About Debra Hirsch

Debra Hirsch has been in ministry in Australia and America for over twenty years. She is coauthor of Untamed: Reactivating a Missional Form of Discipleship (with Alan Hirsch). She also serves on the leadership team of the Forge Missions Training Network and on the board for Missio Alliance. She and her husband live in community with others in Los Angeles.
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