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Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian

Wesley Hill

Paperback 2015-04-21

Our culture tends to focus on the love expressed in heterosexual romance, marriage, and family. Wesley Hill eloquently reaffirms the Christian high view of friendship as a spiritual vocation, and encourages all single Christians, especially gay ones, to find their calling in this form of love.

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:Friendship is a relationship like no other. Unlike the relationships we are born into, we choose our friends. It is also tenuous--we can end a friendship at any time. But should friendship be so free and unconstrained? Although our culture tends to pay more attention to romantic love, marriage, family, and other forms of community, friendship is a genuine love in its own right. This eloquent book reminds us that Scripture and tradition have a high view of friendship. Single Christians, particularly those who are gay and celibate, may find it is a form of love to which they are especially called.

Writing with deep empathy and with fidelity to historic Christian teaching, Wesley Hill retrieves a rich understanding of friendship as a spiritual vocation and explains how the church can foster friendship as a basic component of Christian discipleship. He helps us reimagine friendship as a robust form of love that is worthy of honor and attention in communities of faith. This book sets forth a positive calling for celibate gay Christians and suggests practical ways for all Christians to cultivate stronger friendships.

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Our culture tends to focus on the love expressed in heterosexual romance, marriage, and family. Wesley Hill eloquently reaffirms the Christian high view of friendship as a spiritual vocation, and encourages all single Christians, especially gay ones, to find their calling in this form of love.

Publisher Description

:Friendship is a relationship like no other. Unlike the relationships we are born into, we choose our friends. It is also tenuous--we can end a friendship at any time. But should friendship be so free and unconstrained? Although our culture tends to pay more attention to romantic love, marriage, family, and other forms of community, friendship is a genuine love in its own right. This eloquent book reminds us that Scripture and tradition have a high view of friendship. Single Christians, particularly those who are gay and celibate, may find it is a form of love to which they are especially called.

Writing with deep empathy and with fidelity to historic Christian teaching, Wesley Hill retrieves a rich understanding of friendship as a spiritual vocation and explains how the church can foster friendship as a basic component of Christian discipleship. He helps us reimagine friendship as a robust form of love that is worthy of honor and attention in communities of faith. This book sets forth a positive calling for celibate gay Christians and suggests practical ways for all Christians to cultivate stronger friendships.

Koorong Code420998
ISBN1587433494
EAN9781587433498
Pages160
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryChristian Worldview
Sub-CategorySocial Issues
PublisherBrazos Press
Publication DateApr 2015
Dimensions10 x 139 x 215mm
Weight0.233kg