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What the Bible Says about Homosexuality — by Eloise May

The Content of this Booklet

The content of this booklet is made up of the collective wisdom of many of today's Bible scholars, transposed as much as possible into the everyday language of those of us sitting in the pew. Many scholars offer similar interpretations of relevant biblical passages, but when I have paraphrased or quoted from a particular one of them, I have footnoted the sentence or paragraph.

The bibliography contains only the books that I used in my research. Anyone interested in reading beyond this list -- and there are many more excellent books available -- will find extensive bibliographies within the books that I have noted. In addition to the bibliography, I have added an "about the authors" section to give the reader an idea of the diversity and credentials of the scholars.

What is this booklet about? 
It's about understanding what the Bible says and doesn't say about homosexuality. Various viewpoints and findings of today's biblical scholars will be presented in everyday terms (with apologies for the occasional but essential Greek or Hebrew word.)

Who is it written for? 
It is written for Christians -- primarily heterosexual Christians -- who, like me, have wondered, are confused, or would just like to know more about what the Bible really says about homosexuality.

Reprinted based on the following copyright notice which must be included by anyone choosing to reprint or distribute this article:

P.O. Box 95
Englewood, CO 80151
March 18, 1997
All Rights Reserved
Copyright, 1997

The author does grant permission for anyone to forward, post, or print this document without prior authorization, providing only that the author's name is ascribed, and that distribution is free.