'Loader has brought together sources from the ancient world and opinions from a wide range of scholarship in many contentious areas concerning sexuality… He avoids leading the witness, letting the texts speak for themselves. He states the opinion of other scholars and occasionally of himself, but his aim is to educate and not preach.' --Dr David Instone-Brewer, Tyndale House, Cambridge
'An honest and authoritative voice… Loader invites his readers to join in a serious engagement with the scriptural texts in their social and historical context, and in so doing he leaves them with the challenge of wrestling with how those texts should be read today.' --Judith Lieu, Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge
About the Author
William Loader is a Professorial Research Fellow of the Australian Research Council, based at Murdoch University, Australia. His recent publications include: Sexuality and the Jesus Tradition; The Septuagint, Sexuality, and the New Testament; and Jesus' Attitude towards the Law: A Study of the Gospels.