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    Listening to Sexual Minorities

    A Study of Faith and Sexual Identity on Christian College Campuses

    Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

    by Mark A. Yarhouse, Janet B. Dean, Stephen P. Stratton, and Michael Lastoria

    For sexual minority students on Christian college campuses, faith and sexuality can feel in acute tension. Yarhouse, Dean, Stratton, and Lastoria draw on their decades of experience to bring us a longitudinal study into what sexual minorities experience, hope for, and benefit from. Rich with both quantitative and qualitative data, here is an unprecedented opportunity to listen to sexual minorities in their own words.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Beauty, Order, and Mystery

    A Christian Vision of Human Sexuality

    Center for Pastor Theologians Series

    Edited by Gerald L. Hiestand and Todd Wilson

    Based on the 2016 conference of the Center for Pastor Theologians, this volume brings together the reflections of church leaders and academic theologians on the theme of human sexuality. Contributors engage with Scripture, draw on examples from church history, and delve into current issues in contemporary culture, including embodiment, marriage, homosexuality, pornography, transgenderism, and gender dysphoria.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Authentic Human Sexuality

    An Integrated Christian Approach

    by Judith K. Balswick and Jack O. Balswick

    Jack and Judith Balswick investigate how human sexuality originates both biologically and socially, lay groundwork for a normative Christian interpretation of sexuality, show how authentic sexuality is necessarily grounded in relationships, and explore forms of "inauthentic sexuality" such as sexual harassment, pornography and rape.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Homosexuality

    The Use of Scientific Research in the Church's Moral Debate

    by Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse

    Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse help us face questions surrounding the issue of homosexuality squarely and honestly, examining how scientific research has been used within church debates--especially within Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran and Episcopal contexts.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Straight Narrow?

    Compassion Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate

    by Thomas E. Schmidt

    Reliable, clear and compassionate, Thomas E. Schmidt's examination of homosexuality focuses on all the main points of debate. "Without question the premier interdisciplinary resource for thinking Christians"--Stanton L. Jones, Wheaton College.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Ex-Gays?

    A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation

    by Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse

    Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse present social science research on homosexuals designed to answer the questions: Can those who receive religiously-informed psychotherapy experience a change in their sexual orientation? Are such programs harmful to participants?

    Advanced Advanced
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    Love Is an Orientation

    Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community

    by Andrew Marin
    Foreword by Brian McLaren

    When three of Andrew Marin's friends came out to him in the span of three months, he was confronted head-on with the question of how to reconcile his friends with his faith. Love Is an Orientation is the result of years of wrestling with this issue. In the book, Marin speaks out with compassion and conviction, elevating the conversation between Christianity and the GLBT community so that the focus is moved from genetics to gospel, where it really belongs.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Same-Sex Attraction and the Church

    The Surprising Plausibility of the Celibate Life

    by Ed Shaw
    Foreword by Vaughan Roberts

    When Christians have same-sex attraction, how should the church respond? Pastor Ed Shaw experiences same-sex attraction, yet he is committed to Scripture and the church's traditional position on sexuality. In this honest book, he shares his own experiences and shows us that obedience to Jesus is ultimately the only way to experience life to the full.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Slaves, Women & Homosexuals

    Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis

    by William J. Webb
    Foreword by Darrell L. Bock

    This volume by William J. Webb explores the hermeneutical maze that accompanies any treatment of these three controversial topics and takes a new step toward breaking down walls within the evangelical community related to them.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    The End of Sexual Identity

    Why Sex Is Too Important to Define Who We Are

    by Jenell Williams Paris

    Anthropologist Jenell Williams Paris argues that the Christian tradition holds a distinct vision for sexuality without sexual identity categories. She shows how this Christian framework accounts for complex postmodern realities and addresses problems with common Christian and cultural understandings of heterosexuality and homosexuality.

    Introductory Introductory

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