Loader looks at hotly contested New Testament passages on sexuality and offers a fair and balanced treatment of what scholars say about them. He also offers an analysis of why interpreters say what they say, and demonstrates how texts may be interpreted specifically to support a preformed opinion.
Written in straightforward, non-technical language, this classroom text is also ideal for Bible study groups.
“Loader has brought together sources from a wide range of scholarship in many contentious areas concerning sexuality: homosexuality, divorce, submission of women, sex outside marriage and celibacy. In all of these he avoids leading the reader, letting the texts speak for themselves. His aim is to educate and not preach.”
—Dr David Instone-Brewer, Senior Research Fellow in Rabbinics and the New Testament, Tyndale House, Cambridge, UK
[Note: Dr Instone-Brewer has asked that his permission be sought before his quote is cut or edited in any way whatsoever.]
“Brings an honest and authoritative voice to the discussion of what the New Testament says about human sexuality.”
—Judith Lieu, Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge, UK