Fri 21 Nov 2014 @ 11:38
Reviewed in today's @ChurchTimes: Tudors, inter-faith and sacred spaces... http://t.co/rF2j1YRGwJ http://t.co/r8lO4erk7z
Author(s): Keith Sharpe
As Director of an evangelical outreach ministry to lesbian and gay people, I am constantly reminded of the way that church teachings on homosexuality have caused immense damage to human lives and relationships. With superb clarity of style and presentation, Dr Sharpe successfully demonstrates in 'The Gay Gospels' that these harsh teachings have no basis either in the Bible or in the mission of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. This book will be of enormous value to all involved in the debate over homosexuality and Christianity currently raging in the church and wider society. (Jeremy Marks, Director of Courage UK). Do you think that the Bible condemns LGBT people for wanting loving and intimate relationships with people of their own sex? At the London Lighthouse AIDS hospice it was evident that such homophobic distortion can and does blight lives. This humane and scholarly book helps us to a truer understanding of God's love for all human beings, and how those insights developed in the history of the Christian faith, chronicled in the Bible. (Andrew Henderson, Founding Co-chair of London Lighthouse)
The author is a retired Professor of Education, now a gay Christian activist and writer involved with both the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement and Changing Attitude, of which he chairs the Sussex branch.