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The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism / Edition 1
     

The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism / Edition 1

by Mark D. Jordan
 

ISBN-10: 0226410439

ISBN-13: 9780226410432

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


A 2000 Lambda Literary Award Finalist

The past decade has seen homosexual scandals in the Catholic Church becoming ever more visible, and the Vatican's directives on homosexuality becoming ever more forceful, begging the question Mark Jordan tries to answer here: how can the Catholic Church be at once so homophobic and so homoerotic? His analysis is a keen

Overview


A 2000 Lambda Literary Award Finalist

The past decade has seen homosexual scandals in the Catholic Church becoming ever more visible, and the Vatican's directives on homosexuality becoming ever more forceful, begging the question Mark Jordan tries to answer here: how can the Catholic Church be at once so homophobic and so homoerotic? His analysis is a keen and readable study of the tangled relationship between male homosexuality and modern Catholicism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226410432
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
1. The Pope Converts: imafination, Bureaucracy, Silence
CHURCH WORDS
2. Teaching by Threatening
3. Bureaucratic Morals
CHURCH LIVES
4. Living Inside
5. Memoirs of Priestly Sodomy
6. Reproducing "Father"
7. Clerical Camp
CHURCH DREAMS
8. Reiteration, or The Pleasures of Obedience
9. Repentence, or Schools for New Speech
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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