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