Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights

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The University of North Carolina Press #ad - By the 1960s, a vanguard of clergy began to advocate for homosexual rights. White highlights the continued importance of this religious support to the consolidating gay and lesbian movement. White challenges the usual picture of perennial adversaries with a new narrative about America's religious and sexual past.

White argues that today's antigay Christian traditions originated in the 1920s when a group of liberal Protestants began to incorporate psychiatry and psychotherapy into Christian teaching. On a broader level, white challenges the assumed secularization narrative in LGBT progress by recovering the forgotten history of liberal Protestants' role on both sides of the debates over orthodoxy and sexual identity.

Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights #ad - With a focus on mainline Protestants and gay rights activists in the twentieth century, Heather R. However, beginning in the 1970s, by the christian Right, the ultimate irony of the therapeutic orthodoxy's legacy was its adoption, which embraced it as an age-old tradition to which Americans should return.

A new therapeutic orthodoxy, influenced by modern medicine, celebrated heterosexuality as God-given and advocated a compassionate "cure" for homosexuality. White traces the unanticipated consequences as the therapeutic model, gaining popularity after World War II, spurred mainline church leaders to take a critical stance toward rampant antihomosexual discrimination.

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Queer Theology: Beyond Apologetics Cascade Companions

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Cascade Books #ad - Queer Theology: Beyond Apologetics Cascade Companions #ad - Thoroughly grounded in queer theory as well as in Christian theology, sex, Queer Theology grapples with the fundamental challenges of the body, and death, maybe, as these are where queerness and Christianity find and, lose each other. Summarizing the various apologetic arguments for the inclusion of queer people in Christianity, Tonstad moves beyond inclusion to argue for a queer theology that builds on the interconnection of theology with sex and money.

What do christianity and queerness have to do with each other? Can Christianity be queered? Queer Theology offers a readable introduction to a difficult debate.

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Queer Nuns: Religion, Activism, and Serious Parody Sexual Cultures

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NYU Press #ad - The book demonstrates that, flexible, through the use of this strategy, the Sisters are able to offer an effective, and noteworthy approach to community-based activism. Today, and, support, at times, with more than 83 houses on four different continents, the Sisters offer health outreach, protest on behalf of queer communities.

Wilcox argues that serious parody offers potential uses and challenges in the efforts of activist groups to work within communities that are opposed and oppressed by culturally significant traditions and organizations – as is the case with queer communities and the Roman Catholic Church. Self-described as “twenty-first century queer nuns, ” the Sisters began in 1979 when three bored gay men donned retired Roman Catholic nuns’ habits and went for a stroll through San Francisco’s gay Castro district.

An engaging look into the sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, queer activists devoted to social justice The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence make up an unlikely order of nuns. The stunned and delighted responses they received prompted these already-seasoned activists to consider whether the habits might have some use in social justice work, and within a year they had constituted the new order.

Queer Nuns: Religion, Activism, and Serious Parody Sexual Cultures #ad - This book opens the door to a new world of religion and social activism, individual inclinations, one which could be adapted to a range of political movements, and community settings. The sisters both spoof nuns and argue quite seriously that they are nuns, adopting an innovative approach the author refers to as serious parody.

Wilcox offers new insights into the role the Sisters play across queer culture and the religious landscape.

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Recruiting Young Love: How Christians Talk about Homosexuality

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Jordan explores more than a half century of American church debate about homosexuality to show that even as the main lesson—homosexuality is bad, teens are vulnerable—has remained constant, the arguments and assumptions have changed remarkably. At the very moment when teens are trying to establish a sense of identity and belonging, they are beset by temptation on all sides—from the pressure of their peers to the nihilism and materialism of popular culture.

Sixty years later, church rhetoric has undergone a radical shift, as silence has given way to frequent, public, detailed discussion of homosexuality and its perceived dangers. At the time of the first kinsey report, in 1948, homosexuality was simultaneously condemned and little discussed—a teen struggling with same-sex desire would have found little specific guidance.

Recruiting Young Love: How Christians Talk about Homosexuality #ad - In the view of many Christians, the teenage years are simultaneously the most dangerous and the most promising. Add the specter of homosexuality to the mix, and you’ve got a situation ripe for worry, sermonizing, and exploitation. In recruiting Young Love, Mark D. Along the way, for example, churches have quietly adopted much of the language and ideas of modern sexology, and social reformers—deploying it, psychiatry, to buttress the credentials of anti-gay “deprogramming” centers and traditional gender roles.

Jordan tells this story through a wide variety of sources, including oral histories, interviews, memoirs, and even pulp novels; the result is a fascinating window onto the never-ending battle for the teenage soul.

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Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology

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Pickwick Publications #ad - Our lives matter uses the tenor of the 2014 national protests that emerged as a response to excessive police force against Black people to frame the book as following the discursive tradition of liberation theologies broadly speaking and womanist theology specifically. The author privileges their narratives and experiences as she reviews several doctrines and dogma of the Christian church.

. Using a womanist methodological approach, Pamela R. Theological reflection on contemporary debates such as same-sex marriage and ordination rights make this book a valuable resource to clergy, students of theology, LGBTQ persons and allies. Lightsey helps readers explore the impact of oppression against Black LBTQ women while introducing them to the emergent intellectual movement known as queer theology.

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Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics

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Basic Books #ad - From the 1920s onward, a once-solid christian consensus regarding gender roles and sexual morality began to crumble, sex education, as liberal Protestants sparred with fundamentalists and Catholics over questions of obscenity, and abortion. From an esteemed scholar of american religion and sexuality, transgender rights, a sweeping account of the century of religious conflict that produced our culture wars Gay marriage, birth control--sex is at the heart of many of the most divisive political issues of our age.

Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics #ad - Both those who advocated for greater openness in sexual matters and those who resisted new sexual norms turned to politics to pursue their moral visions for the nation. Marie griffith argues, lie in sharp disagreements that emerged among American Christians a century ago. The origins of these conflicts, historian R.

Moral combat is a history of how the Christian consensus on sex unraveled, and how this unraveling has made our political battles over sex so ferocious and so intractable.

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The Man Jesus Loved

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The Pilgrim Press #ad - This reading suggests that the exclusion of persons on the basis of their sexual orientation or same-sex practices fundamentally distorts the Bible generally and the traditions concerning Jesus in particular. Condition: New. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.

In the man jesus loved, jennings proposes a gay affirmative reading of the Bible in the hope of respecting the integrity of these texts and making them more clear as well as more persuasive. Homosexuality has been at the forefront of debate in the church for the last quarter century, with biblical interpretation at its heart.

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God vs. Gay?: The Religious Case for Equality Queer Ideas/Queer Action

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Beacon Press #ad - Isbn13: 9780829815351. In this accessible, and provocative book, passionate, Michaelson argues for equality, not despite religion but because of it. Does the bible prohibit homosexuality? No, says Bible scholar and activist Jay Michaelson. Tracking provided on most orders. But not only that: michaelson also shows that the vast majority of our shared religious traditions support the full equality and dignity of LGBT people.

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God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships

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Convergent Books #ad - Feeling the tension between his understanding of the Bible and the reality of his same-sex orientation, Vines devoted years of intensive research into what the Bible says about homosexuality. As a young christian man, to build a family of his own, Matthew Vines harbored the same basic hopes of most young people: to some-day share his life with someone, to give and receive love.

God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships #ad - The landmark book exploring what the Bible actually says—and doesn’t say—about same-sex relationships. With care and precision, sincere soul search­ing, god and the gay christian has sparked heated debate, not chosen? • what did paul have in mind when he warned against same-sex relations?   Unique in its affirmation of both an orthodox faith and sexual diversity, Vines asked questions such as:   • Do biblical teachings on the marriage covenant preclude same-sex marriage or not? • How should we apply the teachings of Jesus to the gay debate? • Can celibacy be a calling when it is mandated, and widespread cultural change on the issue of what it means to be a faithful gay Christian.

Isbn13: 9780829815351. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. The bible, he’d been taught, condemned gay relationships. Condition: New. Tracking provided on most orders.

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No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies

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Duke University Press #ad - Cohen, treva ellison, Jennifer DeClue, Lyndon K. Deferring to the past while pointing to the future, No Tea, No Shade pushes black queer studies in new and exciting directions. Contributors. Rivera-servera, Tanya Saunders, C. Riley snorton, kaila story, julia roxanne wallace, Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley, Kortney Ziegler  Isbn13: 9780829815351.

. Gill, Kai M. Allen, Marlon M. Tracking provided on most orders. The contributors both disprove naysayers who believed black queer studies to be a passing trend and respond to critiques of the field's early U. S. Patrick johnson, shaka mcglotten, Alison Reed, Amber Jamilla Musser, Ramón H. Condition: New. No tea no shade new Writings in Black Queer Studies.

No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies #ad - Bias. The follow-up to the groundbreaking black queer studies, the edited collection No Tea, No Shade brings together nineteen essays from the next generation of scholars, activists, and community leaders doing work on black gender and sexuality. Topics include "raw" sex, gender nonconformity, social media, the carceral state, pornography, gentrification, and queer music, the relationship between black feminist studies and black trans studies, dance, film, the black queer experience throughout the black diaspora, and theater.

Bailey, la marr jurelle bruce, Zachary Shane Kalish Blair, Cathy J.

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Radical Love: Introduction to Queer Theology

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SEABURY BOOKS #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. This is a good text for introducing queer theology to undergraduate and graduate students. Robert shore-goss, metropolitan community church in the valley, senior pastor/Theologian, CA "Radical Love - a love so extreme that it dissolves our existing boundaries! What concept could be more liberating for a culture like ours, North Hollywood, where lives are crucified on rigid binaries like male vs.

Siker, department of theological studies, Professor and Chair, Loyola Marymount University Isbn13: 9780829815351. Queer? radical love is an excellent introduction for beginners and an excellent synthesis for more advanced readers. Virginia ramey mollenkott, among many other books "while queer theory could be highly theoretical and off-putting, author of Sensuous Spirituality and Omnigender, Cheng's Radical Love summarizes the contributions of queer theology in the last fifty years in an accessible and readable way.

Radical Love: Introduction to Queer Theology #ad - Kwok pui-lan, William F. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. No tea no shade new Writings in Black Queer Studies. Cone, Charles A. Cole professor of theology and spirituality, Episcopal Divinity School "The struggle now is perhaps to get enough courses in theological colleges and seminaries in which we can use this wonderful book.

Lisa isherwood, professor and director of theological Partnerships, University of Winchester, UK "Cheng covers a lot of territory and does so with clarity and solid interaction with the literature in the field.

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