The Gay Debate
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The Gay Debate

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Stanton L. Jones

The Gay Debate
pamphlet
  • Length: 32 pages
  • Published: February 1995
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-87784-093-0
  • Item Code: 0093
  • Case Quantity: 500

Stanton L. Jones presents an overview of the Christian understanding of sexuality in general and then skillfully tackles the revisionists of Scripture who are challenging the traditional Christian position of homosexuality. He then calls for Christians to act with compassion and yet continue to speak the truth without fear. This booklet will no doubt spark further inquiry into this timely topic for all who read it.

. . . perhaps the most useful thing to come out on the issue of homosexuality in a very long time. . . . a very useful tool to use in trying to improve dialogue and provide better understanding of both sides of the issue.

Does God Exist?, January/February 2008
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CONTENTS

Introduction
The Christian Position on Homosexuality
Why Is This an Important Issue?
How Should We Respond?
About the Author
More Information and Practical Help

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Stanton L. Jones is provost and professor of psychology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. During his tenure as chair of the psychology department (1984-1996), he led the development of Wheaton's Doctor of Psychology program in clinical psychology. He received his BS in psychology from Texas A & M University in 1976, and his MA (1978) and PhD (1981) in clinical psychology from Arizona State University.

He is a member of the American Psychological Association and served on the Council of Representatives, the central governing body of the APA, representing the Psychology of Religion division from 1999 to 2001. In 1994 he was named a research fellow of the Evangelical Scholars Program of the Pew Foundation. He was a visiting scholar at the Divinity School of the University of Cambridge and a visiting fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, for the 1995-1996 academic year.

Jones authored the lead article, "Religion and Psychology," for the Encyclopedia of Psychology, jointly published in 2000 by the American Psychological Association and Oxford University Press. His article in the March 1994 American Psychologist, titled "A Constructive Relationship for Religion with the Science and Profession of Psychology: Perhaps the Best Model Yet," was a call for greater respect for and cooperation with religion by secular psychologists. Jones has also written, with his wife, Brenna, a five-book series on sex education in the Christian family called God's Design for Sex. He is also the coauthor of Modern Psychotherapies (with Richard E. Butman) and Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church's Moral Debate (with Mark A. Yarhouse), and the editor of Psychology and Christianity: Four Views.

Listen to an interview with Jones about Ex-Gays? on The Drew Marshall Show.

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