Talking about Homosexuality, the first title in the Holy Conversations series, is a study resource for theological reflection on homosexuality. It serves as a tool for people in churches who feel they are surrounded by painful, confusing debates in the church about homosexuality and want to discover how the Christian tradition can be a constructive--rather than divisive--resource. The book provides a challenging and creative process for clergy and lay people to reflect upon their own Christian beliefs and personal experiences through dialogue and study.
Designed to include five two-hour sessions, Talking about Homosexuality uses the categories of the Wesleyan quadrilateral to structure this process: scripture, tradition, experience, and reason. It gives readers access to primary sources including Christian historical figures such as Martin Luther, John Wesley, Hildegaard of Bingen, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Women's Bible; provides suggestions for how to conduct group discussions on these sensitive topics; and contains entertaining exercises to stimulate creative approaches to spiritual growth.
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