The first book to to offer a full, frank and academically responsible discussion of Jesus’ experience of sexuality, as revealed in key texts (and subtexts) in the Gospels.
Intimate Jesus: The sexuality of God incarnate dares to consider the provocative question: how did Jesus, who was fully human, and fully divine, experience human sexuality?
This is the first book to open up for general readers key questions about Jesus’ experience of human sexuality and his attitude towards it in himself and others. It examines all the relevant sayings and actions of Jesus and others in the Gospels, and explores their first-century cultural context (Jewish, Greek and Roman) in order to better understand the historical Jesus as a fully rounded human being.
"This is an important book for two reasons. First, it faces a question that is rarely addressed, namely how we are to understand the Incarnation in all its fullness. Secondly it deals clearly with the claims of those who would attribute homosexual feelings to Jesus or claim that he was married. This is not done by submerging or denying human sexuality in the Incarnation but by careful attention to the text of John’s Gospel in order to discover a nuanced account. . . It is a timely discussion that deserves careful consideration."
Revd Canon Dr Christina Baxter, formerly Principal of St John’s College, Nottingham
"This attractively written study deserves serious attention..."
Francis J. Moloney, SDB, AM, FAHA, Catholic
University of Divinity, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"Andy Angel has the gift of taknig scholarship seriously and wearing it lightly. I commend this serious and thoughtful study as an important contribution to faith in Jesus Christ that allows human sexuality to be honoured as something beautiful, commonplace and sacred"
The Rt Revd Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester
Intimate Jesus: The Sexuality of God Incarnate by Andy Angel was one of SPCK's May 2017 Releases. Andy Angel is an Anglican priest and formerly Vice Principal of St John's College, Nottingham. His recent books include Playing with Dragons (Cascade, 2014), and Chaos and the Son of Man (T&T Clark, 2006).