Coming Out As Sacrament / Edition 1

Coming Out As Sacrament / Edition 1

by Chris Glaser
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664257488

ISBN-13: 9780664257484

Pub. Date: 01/01/1998

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Gay Christian author and activist Chris Glaser believes that sexual minorities, often denied their churches' traditional sacraments, have found unique access to the sacred in their lives: coming out of the closet. Glaser persuasively argues that coming out—as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered—has biblical precedence and sacramental dimensions.

Overview

Gay Christian author and activist Chris Glaser believes that sexual minorities, often denied their churches' traditional sacraments, have found unique access to the sacred in their lives: coming out of the closet. Glaser persuasively argues that coming out—as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered—has biblical precedence and sacramental dimensions. Using personal and biblical illustrations, he discusses coming out as an act of vulnerability, much like a sacrificial offering of ancient times, that invokes God's presence and effects atonement, or reconciliation. In this engaging book he shows how coming out, like other sacraments, may serve as a means of grace—that is, an experience of God's unconditional love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664257484
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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