Listing every mention ever of a single word is maybe not the most helpful way to make your argument. Saturday 25 April 2: The majority of speakers appearing at national UK Christian conferences But, how do we properly love the unrepentant sinner? Moreover, my guess is that an equally prodigious amount of social science data could now potentially be adduced that directly contradicts much of the data Gagnon presented. Oct 20, John rated it really liked it.
In short, the book is not an advance in the discussion, but a polemic work designed to find indeed, manufacture responses to scholarship which Gagnon's "crowd" doesn't like.
Does Leviticus Only Condemn Idolatrous Homosexual Practice? – An Open Letter from Robert Gagnon
He has been on the board of many professional and scientific committees connected with the study of human sexual conduct including the Presidents Commission on Pornography. This is thoroughly researched and documented but I have to admit I found pages a bit tiresome. But for what the author sets out to do - examine texts and hermeneutics - he does an absolutely fantastic job, so 5 stars! Paperbackpages. The Sexualities section of the American Sociological Association named its distinguished prize in sexualities studies as The John H Gagnon and William Simon award and it has been awarded annually since It uses circular logic in the old style claiming gays cannot form normal lasting relationships while at the same time doing everything conceivable to prevent such relationships.
For example, in talking about the health effects of homosexual behavior, Gagnon cites an unspecified health condition and lists all the possible negative consequences of this condition. The Bible and Homosexual Practice is written in 5 chapters: This book is very technical, but if you want "the" book on the subject, this is it. May 05, Josh rated it really liked it Shelves: Christians more normally focus on scriptural arguments.