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ss triple helix - spring 2013,  Embracing Truth

Embracing Truth

Homosexuality and the Word of God
David W Torrance and Jock Stein (eds)

  • Handsell Press, 2012
  • £6.95 Pb 256pp
  • ISBN 978-1-871828-74-0

This is an interdisciplinary collection of essays with a Scottish flavour which grapples boldly with arguably the most contentious social and theological issue of our day. For many the subject is inherently confused and confusing. The opening essay by Andrew Goddard, offering an outstanding survey of the current state of play in this esoteric field, is therefore welcome.

There follows an array of perceptive essays by a range of academics and experienced pastors, including several notable Scottish contributors. The overall impression is one of convincing reasons to stand for truth against prevailing social and cultural forces which would seek to undermine the natural order.

Popular readers will find some essays more readable and relevant than others. However, this is an excellent general resource which provides a serious overview of the debate as it currently stands. There is also much for those who wish to engage more deeply. The paperback edition has almost sold out but it is available on Kindle.

Don Horrocks is head of public affairs at the Evangelical Alliance.

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