BOOKS  &  PAPERS
ON  HOMOSEXUALITY 

 

Note:

Hebrews 5:14 teaches that mature Christians should be capable of discerning between good and evil, between true doctrine and the
doctrine of devils. The publications included below are intended to provide the diligent truth-seeker with a thorough understanding of this topic. We at Inquisitive Christianity do not endorse all of the content included in these publications. After all, it is a rare gift to discover a publication with which one has no disagreement. Nevertheless, we believe that these publications offer valuable information for those who seek the truth and are spiritually mature enough to exercise discernment.

 

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Our Books:

 

Laid Bare: Uncovering the Relationship Between Homosexuality & the Gospel
by Timothy Zebell  
 
 
FULL BOOK DESCRIPTION

Most Americans are directly affected by the issue of homosexuality. It has become nearly impossible to avoid. Despite this reality, precious few Christian resources exist to educate Christians in how to evaluate the pro-homosexual arguments with which they are bombarded. This book is intended to provide Christians with sound scientific, Biblical, and rational arguments meant to strengthen the Christian’s conviction that the practice of homosexuality is sinful and to provide them with the necessary information for them to serve as a relevant voice capable of speaking into the issue within society. Christians are not hateful and homophobic merely because they disagree with the lifestyle choices of others. To demonstrate this, specific challenges presented by homosexual advocates are evaluated in light of the Bible and available social and scientific data. Most importantly, every chapter emphasizes the transformative power of the gospel and identifies how even Christians struggle with the same principles undergirding the issue of homosexuality. Christians are encouraged to first examine their own lives and then to transition these popular challenges into a conversation about the gospel.

 

   

Christian:

 

The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics
by Robert Gagnon

 
In this perennial best seller, Robert Gagnon offers a thorough analysis of the Biblical texts relating to homosexuality. His strong and clearly articulated argument establishes that the Bible contains a unanimous witness defining same-sex intercourse as sin. He does so while rigorously engaging Biblical scholars and historians who have written both for and against this understanding of same-sex intercourse. In addition, he demonstrates systematically why attempts to classify as irrelevant for our contemporary context the Bible's rejection of same-sex intercourse fail to do justice to the Biblical texts. His conclusions are clear and compassionate, as he cautions readers on all sides of the debate against a truncated gospel and challenges all to strive for a holistic view of the command to love God and neighbor.

 

  

A Queer Thing Happened to America: And What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been
by Michael Brown

This book chronicles the dramatic cultural changes that have taken place in America in relation to homosexuality, and it pointedly asks the question, "Are we heading in the right direction?" Written in a lively and compelling style, and at the same time backed with massive research, this forthright and yet compassionate study evaluates the extraordinary impact that gay activism has had on our society, from elementary schools to college campuses, from the press to the courts, and from the world of business to the world of religion.

 

 

Can You Be Gay and Christian?: Responding With Love & Truth to Questions About Homosexuality
by Michael Brown

How should Christians respond to those who live a gay lifestyle but tell us how much they love the Lord? How do we answer them when they say that the greatest law is love and that love requires us to embrace them as they are? What do we do with the argument that the Old Testament laws no longer apply? Can You Be Gay and Christian? answers these questions and more with insight and Biblical understanding, providing providing practical guidance for all Christians who have gay friends or family members or who struggle with their own sexuality.

 

 

Strained Relations: The Challenge of Homosexuality
by Bill Muehlenberg

 
Bill Muehlenberg stays close to the evidence of the social sciences in examining the strategies and claims of the homosexual rights campaign. In another part of the book he gives similar judicious treatment to recent disputes by scholars and theologians over Scriptural passages dealing with homosexuality. All concerned people should read this book and grapple with Bill Muehlenberg's conclusions. We know in our guts that the astounding claims and PR campaigns of the homosexual lobby ring shallow, but until now decent people have not had the facts to fight back and expose the lies. Finally, Bill Muehlenberg provides the much-needed comprehensive study and review of both the homosexual movement and homosexuality. 

 

 

Dangerous Relations: The Threat of Homosexuality
by Bill Muehlenberg

 
Is there really a "slippery slope"? Are our freedoms of religion, conscience, and speech under attack? Are there serious consequences to the redefinition of marriage? With comprehensive documentation, Bill Muehlenberg has laid out the devastating effects of gay activism on society.  (from book cover)

 

 

The Same Sex Controversy
by James White & Jeffrey Niell

 
In the guise of tolerance, modern culture grants "alternative lifestyle" status to homosexuality. Even more disturbing, some within the church attempt to revise and distort Christian teaching on this behavior. The authors write for all who want to better understand the Bible's teaching on the subject, explaining and defending the foundational Bible passages that deal with homosexuality—including Genesis, Leviticus, and Romans. Expanding on these Scriptures, they refute the revisionists' arguments—including the claim that Christians today need not adhere to the Law. In a straightforward and loving manner, they appeal to those caught up in a homosexual lifestyle to repent and return to God's plan for His people.

 

 

Same-Sex Marriage
by Sean McDowell & John Stonestreet

 

 
 

Whether for it or against it, same-sex marriage matters: to the Church, to people, and to the future of our society. In Same-Sex Marriage, authors Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet face these uncharted waters by clearly defining and contrasting two very different meanings of marriage. In the process, they reveal the dramatic shift in our culture's understanding of human dignity, and the meaning of freedom and sex.

 

  

Secular:

 

The Construction of Homosexuality
by David Greenberg

 
At various times, homosexuality has been considered the noblest of loves, a horrible sin, a psychological condition, or grounds for torture and execution. David F. Greenberg's careful, encyclopedic, and important new book argues that homosexuality is only deviant because society has constructed, or defined, it as deviant. The book takes us over vast terrains of example and detail in the history of homosexuality. The Construction of Homosexuality is a penetrating cross-cultural and transhistorical account of the ways in which societies perceive and respond to homosexuality. Greenberg ranges freely from preliterate tribes and archaic civilizations to modern-day America and the advent of AIDS, showing that homosexuality is by no means a uniform phenomenon across time and place. Drawing on recent scholarship in anthropology and hay history and on diverse strains of social and psychoanalytic theory, this magisterial study challenges widely accepted views of the origins of homosexual subcultures and identities.

 

 

*The above book overviews come either from the books' cover jackets, or from the posts on Amazon.com.