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Amazing Love: Theology for Understanding Discipleship, Sexuality and Mission Edited by Andrew Davison

September 29, 2016

alIt covers lots of new ground. It was sent, free, to members of the General Synod. I hope they read it.

It’s annoying that, despite giving a list of contributors, we don’t know who wrote what.

It isn’t true that ‘Leviticus 18:22… and …. Levitcus 20:13a … There is no question that these texts are referring to sexual acts between two men.’ Renato Lings’ work is cited in the bibliography but has the author read it?


An important way to describe what it means for the Bible to be true in this dynamic way, and a way to see why that is so, comes from John Calvin (1509-64). Good communication, he appreciated, speaks to its audience in a way that the audience can understand. It `communicates’ to them. In God’s revelation to us, God speaks in a way that we can assimilate. Calvin called this God’s ‘accommodation’ to our state:who is so devoid of intellect as not to understand that God… lisps with us as nurses are wont to do with little children? Such modes of expression… accommodate the knowledge of him to our feebleness. In doing so, he must, of course, stoop far below his proper height.

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