Tim Otto, author of the book Oriented to Faith, hosts this blog with suggestions for congregations and reviews of books, media, and websites. The book is available in the AMBS Library.
Oriented to Faith: Transforming the Conflict over Gay Relationships by Tim Otto; Shane Claiborne (Foreword by)
Call Number: 261.835766 0912
Publication Date: Cascade, 2014
An invitation "to explore how God is at work in the world, even amidst the most difficult circumstances, redeeming and transforming the church through this difficult debate." The author "invites all followers of Jesus to consider how we might work with God through these tensions so that all can be transformed by God's good news in and through Christ."
Homosexuality and the Bible: Two Views by Dan O. Via; Robert A. J. Gagnon
Call Number: 220.8306766 V59
Publication Date: Fortress, 2003
"Two New Testament scholars discuss the relevant biblical texts on the subject of homosexual behavior and orientation. Discussing both Old Testament and New Testament texts, each author also raises important interpretive and moral questions and then offers a response to the other's main assertions."
Sexuality in the New Testament: Understanding the Key Texts by William Loader
Call Number: 225.83067 L79
Publication Date: Westminster John Knox, 2010
Loader's intent with this book is to make his findings in the book below "accessible to non-specialist readers and to include reflections on the usefulness or otherwise of engaging such texts as we consider sexuality in our own era."
The New Testament on Sexuality by William R. G. Loader
Call Number: 225.83067 L79n
Publication Date: Eerdmans, 2012
A scholarly and comprehensive study of the New Testament's perspective on sexuality. This is the fifth volume in a series by Loader, Attitudes Towards Sexuality in Judaism and Christianity in the Hellenistic Greco-Roman Era.
"Homosexuality" by Jeffrey S. Siker, p. 371 - 374.
Siker compares the conclusions of "those with a high view of scripture and the continuity of tradition" to "those who value human reason and experience as interpretive guides".
Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church by Preston Sprinkle (General Editor); William Loader (Contribution by); Megan K. DeFranza (Contribution by); Wesley Hill (Contribution by); Stephen R. Holmes (Contribution by); Stanley N. Gundry (Contribution by)
Call Number: 220.8306766 H768
Publication Date: 2016-11-29
This book opens a dialogue between "affirming" scholars William Loader and Megan K. DeFranza and "traditional" scholars Wesley Hill and Stephen R. Holmes.
Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate by Justin Lee
Call Number: 261.835766477 L477
Publication Date: Jericho Books, 2012
Gay Christian and founder of the Gay Christian Network (now QChristian) describes his experiences as a gay Christian and offers practical guidance on how to approach this topic within the church.
Andrew Marin is an evangelical Christian who has developed many friendships with LGBT individuals, especially through his work in Chicago with The Marin Foundation. He avoids taking an explicit traditional or affirming position; his goal is building bridges between conservative Christians and the gay community.
Homosexuality in the Church: Both Sides of the Debate by Jeffrey S. Siker (Editor)
Call Number: 261.835766 H76s
Publication Date: Westminster John Knox, 1994
"Authorities on scripture, tradition, reason, biology, ethics, and gendered experience discuss....the place of homosexuals in the community of faith. Each perspective is explored by two writers -- one more traditional, the other challenging tradition."
God, Sexuality, and the Self: An Essay 'On the Trinity' by Sarah Coakley
Call Number: 231.044 C65
Publication Date: Cambridge University Press, 2013
"...a new venture in systematic theology. Sarah Coakley invites the reader to reconceive the relation of sexual desire and the desire for God, and - through the lens of prayer practice - to chart the intrinsic connection of this relation to a theology of the Trinity....[Coakley] suggests a way beyond current destructive impasses in the churches."