Intimate Jesus Published By SPCK

Intimate Jesus

The Sexuality Of God Incarnate

by Andy Angel

Intimate Jesus
  • Length: 192 pages
  • Published: May 18, 2017
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-2810-7240-8
  • Item Code: P07240

Jesus was truly and completely God incarnate, so he must have experienced everything that makes us human. How did Jesus experience human sexuality, and what was his attitude towards it in himself and others?

Andy Angel offers the first book to open up for general readers key questions about Jesus' experience of human sexuality. He examines all the relevant sayings and actions of Jesus and others in the Gospels, and explores their first-century cultural context (Jewish, Greek, and Roman) in order to better understand the historical Jesus as a fully human being.

"Andy Angel has the gift of taking scholarship seriously and wearing it lightly. . . . I commend this serious and thoughtful study as an important contributionto faith in Jesus Christ that allows human sexuality to be honoured as something beautiful, commonplace and sacred."

The Rt Revd Dr. Martin Watern, Bishop of Chichester

"This attractively written study deserves serious attention. . . . Astutely setting descriptions of Jesus' intimate relationships, where there is evidence to support them, within the sexual mores of the Jewish and Graeco-Roman world of the first Christian century, [Andy Angel] rightly shows that the Johannine Jesus experienced important intimate relationships."

Francis J. Moloney, SDB, AM, FAHA

"This is an important book. . . . it faces a question that is rarely addressed, namely how we are to understand the Incarnation in all its fullness. . . . It is a timely discussion that deserves careful consideration."

The Revd. Canon Dr. Christina Baxter