Father Thomas Hopko draws on the wisdom of the Orthodox Christian Church and the Holy Scriptures to help us understand same-sex attraction, with both compassion and clarity. Combining theological and pastoral insights, this small gem is designed to aid pastors, those who experience same-sex desires, and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the nature of our identity and our sexuality. This book is a primer on how to overcome the passions through the traditional Christian ascetic struggle, which applies to everyone.
In a winsomely accessible manner, he draws on the treasures of Orthodoxy to invite all of us to move from disputation to reflection, and from there to the wholeness for which we are created by God.
—Richard John Neuhaus, editor in chief, First Things
The argument is closely reasoned and touches on many aspects of this issue that are often ignored in popular presentations. . . . A provocative book that will surely help everyone who reads it!
—Timothy George, dean, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University
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Thomas Hopko (March 28, 1939–March 18, 2015) was dean emeritus of St. Vladimir’s Seminary and a retired professor of dogmatic theology. He authored numerous works on all aspects of the Orthodox Church’s faith and practice. His writings have been translated into 15 languages. Hopko was a world-renowned lecturer at various Orthodox and ecumenical forums.