A Lily Among the Thorns: Imagining a New Christian Sexuality

A Lily Among the Thorns: Imagining a New Christian Sexuality

Miguel A. de la Torre / Jun 18, 2019

A Lily Among the Thorns Imagining a New Christian Sexuality A new way for Christians to think about sexuality Author Miguel De La Torre a well respected ethicist and professor known for his innovative readings of Christian doctrine rejects both the liberal a

  • Title: A Lily Among the Thorns: Imagining a New Christian Sexuality
  • Author: Miguel A. de la Torre
  • ISBN: 9780787981464
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A new way for Christians to think about sexuality Author Miguel De La Torre, a well respected ethicist and professor known for his innovative readings of Christian doctrine, rejects both the liberal and conservative prejudices about sex He instead develops an ethic that is liberative yet grounded soundly in the Bible a sexuality that celebrates God s gift of great sex byA new way for Christians to think about sexuality Author Miguel De La Torre, a well respected ethicist and professor known for his innovative readings of Christian doctrine, rejects both the liberal and conservative prejudices about sex He instead develops an ethic that is liberative yet grounded soundly in the Bible a sexuality that celebrates God s gift of great sex by fostering intimacy, vulnerability and openness between loving partners In A Lily Among the Thorns, De La Torre examines the Bible, current events, history and our culture at large to show how and why racism, sexism, and classism have distorted Christianity s central teachings about sexuality The author shows how the church s traditionally negative attitudes toward sex in general and toward women, people of color, and gays in particular have made it difficult, if not impossible, to create a biblically based and just sexual ethic But when the Bible is read from the viewpoint of those who have been marginalized in our society, preconceived notions about Christianity and sex get turned on their heads Taking on hot button topics such as pornography, homosexuality, prostitution, and celibacy, the author examines how reading from the margins provides a liberating approach to dealing with issues of sexuality.

    Song of Solomon Like a lily among the thorns is my As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters Isaiah Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. A Lily Among Thorns Camp alatcamp A Lily Among Thorns mission is to encourage girls to live Godly lives in an ungodly culture We provide life lessons related to purity of the body, mind, and heart Topics we address include Relationship with Christ, Modesty, Purity, Hygine, Friendship, Ettiqutee, and Media Manners. A Lily Among Thorns Rose Lerner A Lily Among Thorns, my second book, rereleases in paperback today Wooooooo Wooooooo I am so pumped to finally hold this book in my hand again after years of it being out of print. A Lily Among the Thorns Praise for A Lily Among the Thorns No clergyperson, seminarian, or layperson should ever again speak publicly about the Christian view of sex without first reading this book. A Lily Among Thorns by Rose Lerner A Lily Among Thorns is an unconventional historical romance if there ever was one, but it s so, so good Lady Serena, a prosperous woman in possession of her own inn, can never forget the life of prostitution she left behind to reach her current status. a lily among thorns If this is a word for you, be encouraged So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord And the Lord who is the Spirit makes us and like him as we are changed into his glorious image Corinthians SONG OF SOLOMON CHAPTER KJV King James Version I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. A Lily Among Thorns with Jentezen Franklin YouTube Apr , Jesus looked at a world without hope, without salvation and offered Himself as redemption He was the lily of the valleys but He became a lily among thorns. A Lily Among Thorns The Mohawk Repatriation of Kteri I have up to the present written of Katharine as a lily among thorns, but now I shall relate how God transplanted this beautiful lily and placed it in a garden full of flowers, that is to say, in the Mission of the Sault, where there have been, are, and always will be holy people renowned for virtue. New contest A Lily Among Thorns in paperback Rose Lerner Sep , A Lily Among Thorns, my second book, rereleases in paperback today Wooooooo I am so pumped to finally hold this book in my hand again after years of it being out of print To celebrate, I am giving away two paperbacks.

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    About "Miguel A. de la Torre"

      • Miguel A. de la Torre

        De La Torre received a Masters in Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from Temple University in social ethics The focus of his academic pursuit has been ethics within contemporary U.S thought, specifically how religion affects race, class, and gender oppression He specializes in applying a social scientific approach to Latino a religiosity within this country, Liberation theologies in Latin America, and postmodern postcolonial social theory De La Torre currently servers as the Professor of Social Ethics and Latino a Studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado.


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    1. This is a must-read for any Christian who has struggled with the issue of modern day sexuality and the Christian faith, especially as many of us are single longer. I don't agree with every interpretation of the scriptures the author makes, but it is always important and great to see different points of view. I skipped around and just read the chapters that interested and related to me the most.


    2. Beautiful, positive view of sexuality from a Christian perspective. A book that everyone in and out of a relationship should read.


    3. Miguel De La Torre, as a Southern Baptist, working and writing in a more liberal institution and, with the lens of a liberation theologian bridges some of the gaps between “traditional” ideas about sexuality and an ethic of sexuality that is liberative by naming the oppression that is inherent in a patriarchal conservative sexual ethic. It is biblically and theologically grounded, using the trinity as a model for family relationships and focusing on the scripture that liberates us from hiera [...]


    4. While I do agree with most of what De la Torre has to say, I was appalled at the poor quality of this book; there are multiple instances where De la Torre presents a reference out of context, and he often allows his own worldview and bias to color his interpretation of multiple texts, including parts of the Old Testament (at one point he makes the absurd claim that Ehud seduced the Moabite king Eglon, then stabbed and killed the king in an act of sodomy). Additionally, though I don’t normally [...]


    5. I didn't finish the book, but I plan to revisit it when life is a little less full of babies. I read the first section and parts of the rest. I love the idea of reading from the margins: how would a person typically disenfranchised by the dominant culture(s) of a particular time and place understand the Biblical text? And Torre's exploration of historical Judiasm and historical Christianity's oppression of women, minorities, and others is fascinating.


    6. Helpful framing of sexuality for more conservative or moderate Christians. I enjoyed the sections on pleasure, which survey the Jewish Bible, the Christian Bible, and Christian writings throughout history. de la Torre argues that family (gay or straight) is the Christian aim or expression of sexuality. The book ended abruptly.


    7. De La Torre examines Christian sexual ethics from the margins, considering how this forms and gives insight. Very interesting.


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