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Overview In this biblically grounded study, Stanley Grenz synthesizes theology, ethics, and current medical research to offer an evangelical perspective on the profound role that sexuality does, and should, play in our lives today. He calls for Christians to live a biblical sexual ethic in the contemporary world, at the same calling on the church to recognize that its mandate includes being a reconciling community, one that proclaims God's grace to all.
In this biblically grounded study, Stanley Grenz synthesizes theology, ethics, and current medical research to offer an evangelical perspective on the profound role which sexuality plays in our lives, and in doing so, calls the church to be a reconciling community which proclaims God's grace to all.
Citations And Professional Reviews Sexual Ethics: An Evangelical Perspective by Stanley J. Grenz has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 07/28/1997 page 68
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1999
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 066425750X ISBN13 9780664257507
Availability 0 units.
More About Stanley J. Grenz
Stanley J. Grenz is Pioneer McDonald Professor of Baptist Heritage, Theology, and Ethics at Carey Theological College and Professor of Theology and Ethics at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. His works include "Revisioning Evangelical Theology" and "Theology for the Community of God."
Stanley J. Grenz was born in 1950 and died in 2005 and has an academic affiliation as follows - North American Baptist Seminary.
Reviews - What do customers think about Sexual ethics?
"Pretty Good" sexual ethics book for evangelicals Aug 20, 2009
This book, a little over 250 pages of content, was very clearly titled. It is mostly a book about sexual ethics, an evangelical perspective. It received positive back-cover reviews even from people who disagree with many of its premises (James B. Nelson, for example). Overall, I'd give it a mostly positive review, too, but not without caveats.
The world of overall sexual ethics works for evangelicals is, unfortunately, not populated with a bounty of quality. This book was above average in my opinion. Many of the foundations are conservative with roots in tradition and history. For those who accept those foundations, this work will be appealing. The logic is reasonably consistent and the conclusions are mostly predictable.
My biggest complaint would be that while the title is ethics, and while the work aims to be ethical in nature, it reverts back to legalistic / moralistic thought from time to time. To be expected (for example), the heterosexual monogamy standard is presented and applied throughout the book. While this is not done without any thought at all, the level of exploration and critique of both the starting statements and the logic is not particularly comprehensive. Grenz may have intended for those ideas (heterosexuality and monogamy) to be presented as ethics, but he repeatedly takes them to a legalistic finish.
Overall, a good read for those with an interest in sexual ethics but predictable and not really a home run. 3 1/2 stars if I could.