Our August 23 cover story on monogamy and Dan Savage has
gotten a lot of feedback, both positive and negative. Benjamin Dueholm offers a
nuanced take on the ways the popular sex columnist is beating pastors at their
own game--and the ways Savage's ethical worldview falls short. Some readers
seem too stuck on the first point--"the Christian
Century believes we should be instructed by an advice columnist," crows Joe Carter at First Things--to hear Dueholm out on the second.
Since starting seminary I've had the opportunity to read
through the Old Testament with a thoroughness I haven't used since my
evangelical youth group days. While building biblical literacy is something
evangelicals do very well, reading the Old Testament now reminds me how my context
shaped how I read the Bible. And it all had to do with sex.
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The Cambridge History of Christianity, Volume 9: World Christianities, c. 1914–c. 2000
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A Greek Roman Empire: Power and Belief Under Theodosius II (408-450)
God's War: A New History of the Crusades
Sex, Marriage, and Family in John Calvin's Geneva, Volume 1: Courtship, Engagement, and Marriage
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Religion, Family, and Community in Victorian Canada: The Colbys of Carrollcroft
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Rebecca's Revival: Creating Black Christianity in the Atlantic World
Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University
The Catholic Origins of Quebec's Quiet Revolution, 1931-1970
Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the American Civil War