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by Marion L. Soards
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Bible Study & Reference
  • Author:
    Marion L. Soards
  • ISBN:
    0664255957
  • ISBN13:
    978-0664255954
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  • Publisher:
    Westminster John Knox Press; 1st edition (May 1, 1995)
  • Pages:
    96 pages
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    Bible Study & Reference
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  • Rating:
    4.8
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    568
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In this book, Marion Soards looks at what the Bible actually says-and does not say-about homosexuality as he attempts to discover how . Ultimately, he advocates a heightened sense of biblical authority and Christian compassion.

In this book, Marion Soards looks at what the Bible actually says-and does not say-about homosexuality as he attempts to discover how the church should deal with this diverse issue. Soards reflects on the meaning of the biblical text and subsequent Christian history as he struggles with the issue of how Christians should respond to and comprehend God's will in dealing with homosexuality.

In response, in congruency to sin in general, I have determined homosexuality to be a result of the fall. I agree with the idea of the martial covenant between a man and a woman but most importantly with God.

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Scripture and Homosexuality (Paper). Biblical Authority and the Church Today. In this book, Marion Soards looks at what the Bible actually says-and does not say-about homosexuality as he attempts to discover how the church should deal with this diverse issue.

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Several passages in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament have been interpreted as involving same-sex sexual acts and desires. Chapters 18 and 20 of Leviticus form part of the Holiness code and list prohibited forms of intercourse, including the following verses: "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.

In this book, Marion Soards looks at what the Bible actually says--and does not say--about homosexuality as he attempts to discover how the church should deal with this diverse issue. Soards reflects on the meaning of the biblical text and subsequent Christian history as he struggles with the issue of how Christians should respond to and comprehend God's will in dealing with homosexuality. Ultimately, he advocates a heightened sense of biblical authority and Christian compassion.


Lli
A concise summary of findings made during a study of homosexuality in the early 1990s. It is well done in that it examines and explains the findings on the issue biblically along with the arguments countering the biblical view at that time. What I particularly liked was the timing of the book. Published in 1995, it precedes and is untainted by the current political and emotional appeals to one's conscience that is prevalent and popularized by the liberal media and movements attempting to have the American public only examine the question from a sociological perspective. Scripture is timeless. The sociological arguments will not be. I have read a survey of sociological arguments published over 15 years later after the sociological movement has been at full steam. I find them weak in comparison to scripture. In the end, there is only one Judge. I think the reader will find the book useful in understanding the subject from a biblical perspective.
Tejora
Written in 1995 and about 90 pages, he takes a reasoned look at scripture. He does not rush to distort the scriptures like so many these days. He rejects the exploitative argument of Scroggs New Testament and Homosexuality and Furnish The Moral Teaching of Paul: Selected Issues. He puts scripture above experience (and science). He rejects the argument about Jesus silence on homosexuality, Jesus understood that human sexuality to be God's own creation for the purpose of male and female uniting in a complementary relationship... in marriage. The fact that Jesus was single is the clearest indication that male and female sexual union is not a necessary condition for human fulfilment (the abundant life?). He gives an overview of the historical stance of the church on homosexuality. He discusses church membership and ordination for homosexuals. All in all he gives a sane discussion of the topic which is, in my opinion, well worth reading.
Dancing Lion
Professor Soards has presented a well-written book. However, he plows familiar ground in his treatment of pertinent passages of the Bible. In his favor, I should say he is very kind and compassionate. If the book does anything, it illustrates what is at the heart of the gay debate in the Presbyterian (and other) church: the nature of the Bible. What we believe the Bible to be will dictate what we believe it to teach on homosexuality. All in all, as a gay reader, I was pleased, though not overly impressed.