By Eric Reitan
This publication makes that case. whereas delicate to scriptural concerns, it specializes in a query that can't be replied through Scripture by myself: What does love for our homosexual and lesbian associates demand?
This query calls us to pair theological, philosophical, and scriptural mirrored image with whatever else: cognizance to homosexual and lesbian lives. We needs to attend to the mental examine and, extra importantly, to the tales our homosexual and lesbian associates let us know approximately themselves and their event. Love doesn't enable us to plug our ears with Bible verses.
While this ebook argues that Christian love calls us to make same-sex marriage on hand, the deeper end is that Christian values succeed once we strive against with those questions in a spirit of affection: love for people with whom we disagree, and love for these most influenced by way of the choices we reach.
"Unusually effortless to learn, this ebook is deeply Christian, deeply human, and deeply loving. With scrupulous equity and no trace of dogmatism, Reitan takes us again to the elemental query 'What does Christian love for our homosexual and lesbian associates demand?' The Triumph of affection is itself a 'triumph of affection' either in its dealing with of of misconceptions approximately lesbian and homosexual humans in conservative Christianity, and within the possible choices it offers."
--Adrian Thatcher, collage of Exeter
"Eric Reitan's The Triumph of affection is itself a triumph--of readability, rigor, and such a lot of all, compassion. learn it if you are trying to find a publication that would generate extra mild than warmth within the debate over Christianity and same-sex marriage; certainly, learn it if you are much less in debate than in a considerate dialog that takes heavily the worries on a number of aspects. Deftly weaving own anecdote with cautious argument, Reitan's ebook is insightful, available, and thought-provoking."
--John Corvino, Wayne country University
Eric Reitan is Professor of Philosophy at Oklahoma country collage. he's the writer of Is God a fable? A respond to Religion's Cultured Despisers (2009), which used to be named a call awesome educational identify of 2009. he's additionally the co-author (with John Kronen) of God's ultimate Victory: A Comparative Philosophical Case for Universalism (2011).
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