Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church's Moral Debate
How prevalent is homosexuality? What causes it? Is it a psychopathology? Can it be changed? Questions like these often accompany discussions of homosexual behavior. For answers we naturally look to scientific studies. But what does the scientific research actually show? More important, what place should this research have in shaping the church's response? Stanton Jones and Mark Yarhouse help us face these issues squarely and honestly. In four central chapters they examine how scientific research has been used within church debates--in particular within Methodist, Presbyterian and Episcopal contexts. They then survey the most recent and best scientific research and sort out what it actually shows. Next they help us to interpret the research's relevance to the moral debate within the church. In a concluding chapter they make a strong case for a traditional Christian sexual ethic. Church groups considering these complex issues will find helpful discussion questions at the end of each chapter. This book is essential reading for anyone involved in the church's debate over homosexual behavior.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - XOX - LibraryThing
So hishonest and fly against the majority of professionals that come to the same conclusion. That homosexuaulity is natural and normal and probably in born. These are religious shit christians at ... Read full review
Review: Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church's Moral DebateUser Review - Daryl Anderson - Christianbook.com
Great book. Exactly what I was looking for - a concise overview of the existing research on homosexuality (its prevalence, possible causes, psychological toll, etc.). An excellent resource for ... Read full review