Question of Truth: Christianity and Homosexuality by Gareth MooreQuestion of Truth: Christianity and Homosexuality by Gareth Moore

Question of Truth: Christianity and Homosexuality

byGareth Moore

Paperback | January 8, 2003

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Many Christians accept that 'homosexual acts are wrong' on the authority of the Church. For many others such teaching contradicts what they know to be the obvious truth. In this book Gareth Moore closely and dispassionately examines the bases of Christian 'anti-gay' arguments. Moore critically explores the language that we use to describe and define human sexuality and what this means for what we think we know about sex, identity and morality.At the centre of this work is a thorough and revolutionary analysis of the Bible on homosexuality posing such questions as: Is there a unified biblical teaching on sex or homosexuality? Are we misreading the Bible by applying modern thinking and terms? Must Christians accept Paul's supposed rejection of homosexuality when they do not follow all of his teaching (for example his low estimation of marriage - 1, Cor, 7)?For Moore the criticism that gay practice is remote from Christian values is just as true of straight life. Gay Christians are often responsible and thoughtful moral agents and to propose otherwise is both unreasonable and deeply disrespectful. It is a precondition of being heard that we listen and in the end the gospel can only be preached effectively by those who listen.
Title:Question of Truth: Christianity and HomosexualityFormat:PaperbackPublished:January 8, 2003Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826459498

ISBN - 13:9780826459497

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"Moore admits his book brings together what others have already said, but his original contribution is to apply a conceptual and linguistic analysis to this discussion. He is also an excellent pedagogue who uses examples and analogies to clarify his arguments...this is an important book published at a time when many Christians are again publicly discussing homosexuality. " -Charles Curran, The Tablet