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The Man Jesus Loved: Homoerotic Narratives from the New Testament

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    Book Announcement from The Pilgrim Press... April 30, 2003 NEW TESTAMENT SCHOLAR ARGUES THAT JESUS WAS GAY Cleveland -- New Testament theologian Theodore W.
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      Book Announcement from The Pilgrim Press...

      April 30, 2003
      NEW TESTAMENT SCHOLAR ARGUES THAT JESUS WAS GAY

      Cleveland -- New Testament theologian Theodore W. Jennings, Jr. asks
      the question: Was Jesus Gay? He explores the delicate question of
      Jesus' sexuality in a book just released by The Pilgrim Press: "The
      Man Jesus Loved: Homoerotic Narratives from the New Testament."
      "This book," says Jennings, "is an attempt to carefully and patiently
      explore texts from the Gospels that suggest something about Jesus'
      own erotic attachments and the attitude toward same-sex relationships
      that may be fairly extrapolated from the traditions about Jesus."

      Jennings is an ordained minister in The United Methodist Church and
      professor of biblical and constructive theology at United Church of
      Christ-related Chicago Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of Duke
      University and received his Ph.D. from Emory University.

      In his survey, Jennings addresses such subjects as sexual minorities
      in the ancient world (e.g., eunuchs), the role of the "beloved
      disciple" described in John's Gospel, the story of the nude youth in
      the garden found in Mark, and Jesus' often unconventional teaching
      about marriage and family relationships in the ancient world. In
      regards to the latter, the author argues that the invocation of
      "marriage and family values" in contemporary debates to disparage
      same-sex relationships is not consistent with Jesus' own attitude
      toward such relationships.

      Jennings offers a legion of provocative examples and other evidence
      from the New Testament canon and related literature dealing with the
      early traditions of Jesus. Ultimately, he concludes that while there
      is no simple answer to the question, he thinks that considerable
      evidence supports the view the Jesus' primary affectional
      relationship was with another man, one who is called in the Gospel of
      John as "the disciple Jesus loved."

      Jennings is the author of several previous books, including "Loyalty
      to God: The Apostles' Creed in Life and Liturgy" (Abingdon Press,
      1992), "Good News to the Poor: John Wesley's Evangelical Economics"
      (Abingdon Press, 1990),and "Beyond Theism: A Grammar of God-Language"
      (Oxford University Press,1985). He is also author of the forthcoming
      "The Insurrection of the Crucified: The Gospel of Mark as Theological
      Manifesto" (Exploration Press).


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