Both Feet Firmly Planted in Midair / Edition 1

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With the publication of his groundbreaking The Church and Homosexuality in 1976, John McNeill placed himself in the vanguard of scholars who were challenging long-held assumptions about the Bible and homosexuality. Through his continued scholarship, spiritual reflection, and untiring activism, McNeill has brought hope and affirmation to thousands of gay and lesbian Christians. Both Feet Firmly Planted in Midair is McNeill's autobiography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664258085
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,330,079
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John J. McNeill has done a great deal of work on the subject of spirituality and gay and lesbian issues as both an author and a lecturer. He is the author of The Church and the Homosexual; Taking a Chance on God: Liberating Theology for Gays and Lesbians, Their Lovers, Friends, and Families; and Freedom, Glorious Freedom: The Spiritual Journey to Fullness of Life for Gays, Lesbians, and Everybody Else.
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Table of Contents

1 Why Buffalo? 1
2 The Battlin' Sharkeys 6
3 Coming of Age 14
4 Prisoner of War 21
5 Vocation 42
6 Ordination 48
7 The Quest 53
8 Discovering Gay Love 59
9 Triumphant Return? 63
10 Search and Discovery 68
11 Extracting the Truth 72
12 Launching Gay Ministry 79
13 The Church and the Homosexual 84
14 Imprimi Potest 89
15 The Media Response 92
16 Trouble! Trouble! Trouble! 97
17 Healing Ministry 102
18 Support of My Jesuit Brothers and My Peers 105
19 My Discernment of Spirits 116
20 Expulsion 127
21 Where Will I Be Buried? 133
22 Our Home in the Country 135
23 Taking a Chance on God 138
24 The Italian Tour 144
25 Support from Metropolitan Community Church 147
26 The Trilogy Is Complete 150
27 Sister Sheila 158
28 The Saging 162
29 Toward Spiritual Maturity 164
30 My Spiritual Life Today 171
Epilogue: Praise to Charlie 177
Annotated Bibliography of the Publications of John J. McNeill 179
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