Bibliography on homosexualism
by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 2:33pm
A FaceBook friend asked for suggestions re books on both sides of the homosexual question (same-sex attraction). Here is such a list, with notations. Double-asterisk means they are especially recommended. J.Cottrell
BAILEY, Derrick Sherwin. Homosexuality and the Western Christian Tradition. London: Longman, Green and Co., 1955. An early revisionist view of Biblical teaching, defending homosexual behavior.
BAKER, Don. Beyond Rejection: The Church, Homosexuality and Hope. Portland, OR: Multnomah Press, 1985. The story of a Christian homosexual who asked for his church’s help, and how they responded.
BALCH, David L., ed. Homosexuality, Science, and the Plain Sense of Scripture. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000. Balanced.
**CONSIGLIO, William. Homosexual No More: Practical Strategies for Christians Overcoming Homosexuality. Wheaton: Victor Books, 1991. Valuable for counseling. Traditional view.
DAVIES, Bob; and Lori Rentzel. Coming Out of Homosexuality. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1994.
**DeYoung, James B. Homosexuality: Contemporary Claims Examined in the Light of the Bible and Other Ancient Literature and Law. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2000. Excellent, traditional.
DOBSON, James. Marriage Under Fire: Why We Must Win This War. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Press, 2004. I.e., the war against same-sex marriage. Traditional.
GLASER, Chris. The Word Is Out: The Bible Reclaimed for Lesbians and Gay Men. San Francisco: Harper, 1994. 365 daily meditations that reinterpret the Bible as pro-homosexual: “a joyous celebration of lesbian and gay spirituality,” say the publishers.
JONES, Stanton L.; and Mark A. Yarhouse. Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church’s Moral Debate. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2000.
JORDAN, Mark D. The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997. Pro-homosexual.
**KENNEDY, D. James; and Jerry Newcombe. What’s Wrong with Same-Sex Marriage? Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2004. Traditional
MAZZALONGO, Michael, ed. Gay Rights or Wrongs: A Christian’s Guide to Homosexual Issues and Ministry. Joplin, MO: College Press, 1995. Restoration Movement, traditional.
McNeill, John J. The Church and the Homosexual. 3 ed. Boston: Beacon Press, 1988. A gay liberal Catholic defends homosexual relationships by reinterpreting Scripture.
McNeill, John J. Taking a Chance on God: Liberating Theology for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Lovers, Families, and Friends. Boston: Beacon press, 1989. Says Scripture and tradition support loving relationships between homosexuals.
MYERS, David G.; & Letha Scanzoni. What God Has Joined Together? A Christian Case for Gay Marriage. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2005. (The 2006 pb. ed. omits the question mark from the title, and changes “A” to “The.”) Liberal “evangelicals.”
**NICOLOSI, Joseph; and Linda Ames Nicolosi. A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002. Traditional.
**SATINOVER, Jeffrey. Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996. Challenges the claim that homosexuality is an inherent condition.
SCANZONI, Letha; and Virginia R. Mollenkott. Is the Homosexual My Neighbor? A Positive Christian Response, revised and updated ed. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1993 (1978). Two “evangelical” writers reinterpret Scripture in order to justify certain homosexual relationships. An example of the widespread capitulation to modern culture.
**SCHMIDT, Thomas E. Straight and Narrow? Compassion and Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1995. Traditional.
SCROGGS, Robin. The New Testament and Homosexuality. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1984. Revisionist view of Biblical teaching. Pro-homosexual.
SIKER, Jeffrey S., ed. Homosexuality in the Church: Both Sides of the Debate. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1994.
SOARDS, Marion L. Scripture and Homosexuality: Biblical Authority and the Church Today. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1995. Says it is not consistent with the will of God as revealed in Scripture.
SPRIGG, Peter; and Timothy Dailey, eds. Getting It Straight: What the Research Shows About Homosexuality. Washington, D.C.: Family Research Council, 2004. Scientific, sociological, and medical data – in defense of the Biblical view.
**SPRINGETT, Ronald. Homosexuality in History and the Scriptures: Some Historical and Biblical Perspectives on Homosexuality. Washington, D.C.: Biblical Research Institute, 1988. A very good study by a Seventh-Day Adventist. Responds to the current attempts to reinterpret the Bible as not condemning all homosexual relationships.
STOTT, John. Same-Sex Partnerships? A Christian Perspective. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998. Traditional.
WHITE, James and Jeffrey D. Niell. The Same Sex Controversy: Defending and Clarifying the Bible’s Message about Homosexuality. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2002. Traditional.
**WOLD, Donald J. Out of Order: Homosexuality in the Bible and the Ancient Near East. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1997. Traditional.