The Man Jesus Loved | Homoerotic Narratives from the New Testament (Jennings, Jr.)


Homosexuality has been at the forefront of debate in the church for the last quarter century, with Biblical interpretation at the heart of this debate. Some biblical passages appear to condemn certain same-sex relationships or erotic practices, resulting in a challenge to clergy as well as laity regarding the preaching and understanding of these Biblical passages.

In The Man Jesus Loved, Jennings proposes a gay-affirmative reading of the Bible in the hope of respecting the integrity of these texts and making them more clear as well as persuasive. This reading suggests that the exclusion of persons on the basis of their sexual orientation or same-sex practices fundamentally distorts the Bible generally and the traditions concerning Jesus in particular.
Theodore Jennings is professor of biblical and constructive theology at Chicago Theological Seminary.
Paperback: 258 pages (6 x 9 in.)