Our God is a God of mercy: ever ready to love, forgive, and embrace
us as his sons and daughters. Yet some of the Bible’s teachings on
sexual morality can seem harsh and discriminatory. How can biblical
teaching about homosexuality, especially, be compatible with the loving
mercy of God?
Some people answer that question by dismissing such
teachings as outdated—even embarrassing. Surely the ancient Levitical
laws, or the letters of St. Paul, merely reflected the prejudices of
their time and place?
In Scripture, Mercy, and Homosexuality,
Mary Healy explores all those passages and more in light of the
revelation of God’s mercy. She provides a scholarly yet readable
explanation of how Scripture actually offers a fully harmonious message
about God’s plan for human love and happiness, and shows how the Bible
can help us fulfill our call to be the face of God’s mercy to all.
this concise and readable work Dr. Healy offers a lucid account of the
Biblical teaching on homosexuality, setting this doctrine within the
rich context of the teaching of the Old and New Testaments on human
sexuality, sin and redemption, and the mercy God offers even as he calls
us to holiness. This short work is an invaluable resource for everyone
faced with the challenge of presenting Christ’s teaching on sexuality as
Good News for our age." -His Eminence Allen H. Vigneron, archbishop of Detroit