Contemporary Christianity and LGBT Sexualities

Contemporary Christianity and LGBT Sexualities

by Stephen Hunt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754676242

ISBN-13: 9780754676249

Pub. Date: 09/01/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The subject of gay and lesbian sexuality is perhaps the most vexed issue in the contemporary Christian Church. Many churches have been forced to confront the matter, both theologically and pastorally and in consequence, controversies have proved divisive within the Church, most notably between conservative and liberal orientated denominations, as well as

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Overview

The subject of gay and lesbian sexuality is perhaps the most vexed issue in the contemporary Christian Church. Many churches have been forced to confront the matter, both theologically and pastorally and in consequence, controversies have proved divisive within the Church, most notably between conservative and liberal orientated denominations, as well as evangelical churches. This book explores these themes from a sociological perspective, addressing not only gay and lesbian sexualities, but also bi- and transgendered sexualities. With rich empirical material being presented by a team of experts, this book constitutes the first comprehensive sociological study of 'non-hetero'sexualities in relation to contemporary Christianity. As such, it will appeal to sociologists, scholars of religion and theology as well as readers across a range of social sciences

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754676249
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword; Preface; Introduction: saints and sinners: contemporary Christianity and LGTB sexualities, Stephen Hunt; The gift (?) that dare not speak its name: exploring the influence of sexuality on the professional performances of gay male Anglican clergy, Michael Keenan; Between subordination and sympathy: evangelical Christians, masculinity and gay sexuality, Kristin Aune; Common pathways, different lives: comparing the 'coming out' narratives of Catholic nuns and lesbians in Poland, Marta Trzebiatowska; Bisexual Christians: the life-stories of a marginalised community, Alex Toft; Transgendering Christianity: gender-variant Christians as visionaries, Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip and Michael Keenan; Human rights and moral wrongs: the Christians 'gay debate' in the secular sphere, Stephen Hunt; Christians and gays in Northern Ireland: how the ethno-religious context has shaped Christian anti-gay and pro-gay activism, Richard O'Leary; Is it meaningful to speak of 'queer spirituality'? An examination of queer and LGBT imagery and themes in contemporary paganism and Christianity, Yvonne Aburrow; Trends in spiritual direction for LGBT people, Derek Jay; Bibliography; Index.

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