The Savage Text: The Use and Abuse of the Bible

The Savage Text: The Use and Abuse of the Bible

Author(s): Adrian Thatcher

Print ISBN: 9781405170161

Online ISBN: 9781444302691

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302691


"[The Savage Text] is certainly a valuable-and sane-addition to modern Biblical scholarship." (Tribunal, September 2009)

"I have asked conservative Evangelicals whether they are open to the possibility that there could be more than one responsible Christian interpretation of the biblical texts that relate to homosexuality. Adrian Thatcher, in this passionate book, goes much further." (Church Times, February 2009)

"A very readable book, Adrian Thatcher presents a well-argued, clear and persuasive case for a peaceable interpretation of Scripture. ... His book deserves to be widely read, not least by all involved in decision-making at whatever level on questions relating to human sexuality." (Methodist Recorder, February 2009)

"[Thatcher] approaches the biblical texts under discussion from a range of viewpoints, thereby paying attention to the particular historical context in which these texts originated. With a healthy sense of irony, he distances himself from the misuse of the Bible without rejecting the Bible as such, and therefore his excellent work can only be recommended to Christians of any denomination." (Journal for the Study of Marriage & Spirituality, 2009)