About the Book
Title : Homosexuality, the Bible and the Church
Price : S$ 8.00 (Pre-launch till 19 August 2021) - S$ 10.00 (Retail price)
ISBN : 978-981-18-1556-0
Size : 152 x 228mm
No. of Pages : 372pp
For more than two decades, the National Council of Churches of Singapore has been engaging with the issue of human sexuality. This engagement has resulted in the publication of statements and books that are purposed to state its position and to help Christians reflect on this important issue.
There have been a number of important developments in research and discourse on human sexuality since the publication of the Council’s last book in 2014. This has prompted it to publish this present book for the general Christian public that addresses some of these developments.
Homosexuality, the Bible and the Church is a collection of essays by scholars and pastors that explore the topic from different disciplines – biblical studies, theology, science, the law and pastoral practice. The NCCS hopes that this book will serve as a resource to help Christians navigate the difficult and conflicted discourse on homosexuality, guided always by the theological and spiritual compass of Scripture and tradition.
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The writers of Homosexuality, the Bible and the Church have done an admirable job in addressing this issue holistically, presenting their arguments reasonably and convincingly while being pastorally sensitive to the struggles of those who experience same-sex attraction … I am confident that it will be a valuable resource for the Church in Singapore and beyond …
Rt Rev Dr Titus Chung
Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Singapore
President, National Council of Churches of Singapore
Homosexuality, the Bible and the Church is a collection of such courteous and civil essays on an important topic today which suffers from much misunderstanding and abuse.
Bishop Dr Gordon Wong
Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore
Vice-President, National Council of Churches of Singapore
This book will benefit those who are unsure of the basis of Church teaching on Christian marriage and sexuality. It will reinforce their faith in Christian marriage as taught in the Bible and the Church’s tradition.
Archbishop William Goh
Roman Catholic Archbishop of Singapore
Rev Dr Keith Lai is the immediate past President of NCCS and former SynodModerator of the Presbyterian Church in Singapore.
Rev Terry Kee was Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Singapore and a former President of NCCS.
Rev Dr Ngoei Foong Nghian is General Secretary of the NCCS. He recently retired from Trinity Theological College after serving as its principal for nearly two decades.