The Savage Text
The Use and Abuse of the Bible
By (author) Professor Adrian Thatcher
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Savage Text by Professor Adrian Thatcher
Book DescriptionMisuse of the Bible has made hatred holy. In this provocative book, Adrian Thatcher argues that debates on sexuality currently raging through the churches are the latest outbreak in a long line of savage interpretations of the Bible. Fascinating reading for anyone concerned about the future of Christianity.* A provocative book claiming that debates on sexuality currently raging through the churches are the latest outbreak in a long line of savage interpretations of the Bible* Argues that the Bible has been abused to convert the "good news" which it brings to the world, into one which has been used to discriminate against many groups, including children, women, Jews, people of color, slaves, heretics, and homosexuals* Asks how Christians have been able to conduct, in public and on a global scale, an argument that has exposed so much prejudice, fear and hatred* Offers an alternative, faithful and peaceable reading of the Bible, drawing on numerous examples throughout* Breaks new ground in debates about sexual ethics and biblical interpretation
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405170161
(227mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Adrian Thatcher
Redeeming Gender, Hardback (July 2016)
This work demonstrates the importance of understanding premodern theories about sex, gender, and humanity when discussing biblical and traditional theological perspectives on these themes.
Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender, Hardback (November 2014)
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the theological study of sexuality and gender. It features sections on biblical, scientific, philosophical, historical, theological, and ethical understandings of sexuality and gender.
Making Sense of Sex, Paperback (June 2012)
Using familiar theological ideas, biblical passages and Christian doctrines, this book reinterprets them in a less familiar way. Subjects covered include Desire, Bodies, Sexual Difference, Marriage, Spirituality and Sexualities.
God, Sex, and Gender, Paperback (April 2011)» View all books by Professor Adrian Thatcher
Engagingly and clearly written by a highly respected theologian, God, Sex, and Gender is the first comprehensive introduction to a theology of both sexuality and gender available in a single volume.
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Author Biography - Professor Adrian Thatcher
Adrian Thatcher is Professorial Research Fellow in Applied Theology at the University of Exeter, UK. He is the author of numerous books, including: Theology and Families (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007); The Guide to Christian Marriage and to Getting Married in Church (2003); Living Together and Christian Ethics (2002); Celebrating Christian Marriage (ed., 2001); Marriage after Modernity: Christian Marriage in Postmodern Times (1999); People of Passion (with Elizabeth Stuart, 1997); Liberating Sex: A Christian Sexual Theology (1993); and Truly a Person, Truly God (1990).
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