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The Bible's Yes to Same-Sex Marriage

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Table of Contents

1. The Harvest of Despair: Why Traditional Condemnations of Gay Relationships Can't Be Right 2. Jesus and the Law: How Biblical Fragments Can Lead Us Astray 3. With All Your Mind: Reading the Bible Faithfully and Responsibly 4. This Is My Body, Given for You: God's Plan for Love, Marriage, and Sexuality 5. Special Blessings: Why Gay People Have an Honored Place in God's Heart 6. Reclaiming the Witnesses 1: Making Sense of the Old Testament Fragments 7. Reclaiming the Witnesses 2: Making Sense of the New Testament Fragments 8. Testing the Spirits: How Do We Know We're on the Right Track? 9. The Word of Life: Biblical Teaching for the Real World

About the Author

Mark Achtemeier, Ph.D. has served the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) since 1984 as a pastor, writer, and theologian. He taught theology and ethics for 15 years on the faculty of Dubuque Theological Seminary.


"With his skills as a distinguished biblical scholar, his pastor's heart, and his personal integrity, Mark Achtemeier carefully explores what scripture says, and does not say, about same-sex relationships and marriage. This is the book we have been waiting for, biblically based, carefully researched, unapologetically Christ centered, and compellingly argued. It moved me deeply and it will make an enormous contribution to the conversation in the church, and beyond, about one of the most important moral issues of our time." --John Buchanan, Editor and Publisher, The Christian Century and pastor emeritus, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago "In lucid, accessible prose, Mark Achtemeier makes plain what remains obscure for many: God's purposes for marriage, love, and sexuality according to the Bible. His book helps to clear away many harmful confusions, and it leaves in their place a rigorous sexual ethic that is both faithful to Scripture and inclusive of committed gay couples. It is an excellent introduction for those open to changing their position, and his witness is a worthy model to follow." --Matthew Vines, founder of The Reformation Project; author of God and the Gay Christian "A calm, compassionate, and reasoned argument..." --Publisher's Weekly

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