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Publication Date: 18 May 2017
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 192
Author: Andy Angel
ISBN-13: 9780281072408, 9780281072415

Intimate Jesus

The Sexuality Of God Incarnate
By Andy Angel
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This is the first book to open up for general readers key questions about Jesus’ experience of human sexuality and his attitude towards it in himself and others. It examines all the relevant sayings and actions of Jesus and others in the Gospels, and explores their first-century cultural context (Jewish, Greek and Roman) in order to better understand the historical Jesus as a fully rounded human being.
About the Author
Andy Angel is a priest in the Church of England and formerly Vice Principal of St John’s School of Mission, Nottingham. He is the author of Playing with Dragons: Living with suffering and God (Lutterworth Press, 2014), Angels: Ancient Whispers of Another World (Cascade, 2012) and Chaos and the Son of Man (T&T Clark, 2006).
Press Reviews

This is an important book for two reasons. First, it faces a question that is rarely addressed, namely how we are to understand the Incarnation in all its fullness. Secondly it deals clearly with the claims of those who would attribute homosexual feelings to Jesus or claim that he was married. This is not done by submerging or denying human sexuality in the Incarnation but by careful attention to the text of John’s Gospel in order to discover a nuanced account. . . It is a timely discussion that deserves careful consideration.

- Revd Canon Dr Christina Baxter, formerly Principal of St John’s College, Durham

This attractively written study deserves serious attention. . . Astutely setting the Goepel’s descriptions of Jesus’ intimate relationships, where there is evidence to support them, within the sexual mores of the Jewish and Greco-Roman world of the first Christian century, [Andy Angel] rightly shows that the Johannine Jesus experienced important intimate relationships.

- Francis J. Moloney, SDB, AM, FAHA, Catholic Theological College, University of Divinity Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Andy Angel has the gift of taking scholarship seriously and wearing it lightly. . . I commend this serious and thoughtful study as an important contribution to faith in Jesus Christ that allows human sexuality to be honoured as something beautiful, commonplace and sacred.

- The Right Reverend Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester

appealing honesty

- Church Times

It demonstrates both an orthodox understanding of sexuality and a commitment to the biblical text under consideration . . . This is a book for anyone who has ever wondered how their sexuality fits into their spirituality

- Reformation Roundtable

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