Magazine article The Christian Century

Thomas Nelson Cancels a Contract

Magazine article The Christian Century

Thomas Nelson Cancels a Contract

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Thomas Nelson Publishers, based in Nashville, Tennessee, has canceled the contract for the next Christian weight-loss book by author Gwen Shamblin, who has been accused of rejecting the doctrine of the Trinity.

Shamblin, founder of the Weigh Down Diet, made comments on the Weigh Down Web site that raised questions, reported ChristianityToday.com. "As a ministry, we believe in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit," Shamblin wrote in her weekly e-mail message. "However, the Bible does not use the word `trinity' and our feeling is that the word `trinity' implies equality in leadership, or shared Lordship. It is clear that the scriptures teach that Jesus is the Son of God and that God sends the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit does not send God anywhere. God is clearly the Head."

Thomas Nelson halted publication on September 8 of Shamblin's new book, Out of Egypt, which had been scheduled to be sent to bookstores late in the month.

"Gwen has touched the lives of untold thousands of people," said Michael S. …

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