A Theology of Gay and Lesbian Inclusion: Love Letters to the Church

Donald G. Hanway, Author . Haworth Pastoral Press $14.95 (114p) ISBN 978-0-7890-2999-7

Hanway, a retired Episcopal priest, wants to equip Christians to advocate on behalf of gays and lesbians, and to speak with love and respect to those who disagree. He writes as a pastor, offering 10 open letters to the church in defense of homosexuals, often using their own words and descriptions of the prejudice they have encountered. These faithful homosexual Christians, Hanway says, did not choose their orientation, but have dealt patiently and faithfully with the difficulties of being misunderstood. Hanway also discusses the Bible's teachings on homosexuality, emphasizing that the Gospel is indeed "good news" for all people. The book is strongest when Hanway is sharing the personal stories of gay people who discuss their faith and their hopes for the future. (Aug. 3)

Reviewed on: 05/22/2006
Release date: 07/01/2006
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