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Historic Evangelical Publisher Posts Reading List for Pride Month

“Eerdmans was once a reputable and trusted Christian publisher. I wasn’t aware they had capitulated to the culture’s LGBTQ views,” said evangelist Brett Kunkle. “Just check out @eerdmansbooks pride month list to know where they stand. Deeply disappointing.”

Denny Burk, theologian, professor, and president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, said, “Eerdmans joins the great falling away. This isn’t a surprise for those who have been seeing the books Eerdmans produces. But it is grievous to watch a once great Christian publisher celebrate wickedness.”

“Eerdmans has provided a list of books to read for Pride Month. The list’s one-dimensional stance on sexuality clearly communicates the trajectory for this publishing house, i.e., heading in the same direction as the mainline denominations,” tweeted Christopher Yuan. Yuan is a Christian speaker and author of “Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope” and “Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story.”

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While a number of evangelical leaders expressed shock that the historically evangelical publisher would publish LGBTQ-affirming theology, others pointed out that this is not the first time Eerdmans has done so. 

“Eerdmans has been publishing pro-LGBTQ literature for years. For example, their single-volume Bible dictionary (published in 2000) includes an article on homosexuality written by William Countryman, who at the time was one of the foremost pro-LGBTQ New Testament scholars,” tweeted one Baptist pastor. 

The books on the Eerdmans’ reading list include titles with release dates as early as 2018. 

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ChurchLeaders has reached out to Eerdmans for comment and will update this article in the event of their reply.