Uncommon Calling

Overview

In this book, Chris Glaser describes his personal journey of coming out to his family, friends, church—and to himself. He tells the story of how the church reacted to his disclosure and his subsequent "uncommon" calling that led him to devote his professional life to reconciliation between the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community and the church. By openly and honestly telling his story, Glaser furthers his calling—demonstrating that lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals are not abstractions, but real people struggling...

See more details below
Paperback (REVISED)
$24.57
BN.com price
(Save 18%)$30.00 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (18) from $1.99   
  • New (9) from $3.55   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

In this book, Chris Glaser describes his personal journey of coming out to his family, friends, church—and to himself. He tells the story of how the church reacted to his disclosure and his subsequent "uncommon" calling that led him to devote his professional life to reconciliation between the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community and the church. By openly and honestly telling his story, Glaser furthers his calling—demonstrating that lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals are not abstractions, but real people struggling to remain faithful.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664256593
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1988
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 0.59 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Glaser is the interim Pastor of Virginia Highland Church, a United Church of Christ and progressive Baptist congregation in the Virginia Highland neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. He is an author, lecturer, theologian, and minister. He has authored many books, including Uncommon Calling: A Gay Man's Struggle to Serve the Church, Come Home! Reclaiming Spirituality and Community as Gay Men and Lesbians, and Coming Out as Sacrament.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
Preface to the Westminster John Knox Edition
1 Growing Up Christian and Gay: (Baltimore, June 1976, and Los Angeles, 1950-1970) 1
2 Exploring Social Justice and Sexuality: (Los Angeles, 1970-1972) 14
3 Reconciling Homosexuality and Christianity: (Los Angeles, Summer and Fall 1972) 31
4 Coming Out to My Family: (Los Angeles, November 1972) 47
5 Letting Go: Sacrifice and Liberation: (Los Angeles, December 1972-August 1973) 61
6 Spirituality and Ministry: (New Haven, Fall 1973) 71
7 Coming Out at Seminary: (New Haven, Winter-Spring 1974) 85
8 Coming Out to the Church: (Los Angeles, Summer 1974) 101
9 Experiencing Homophobia: (New Haven, Fall 1974-Spring 1975) 110
10 Beginning a Ministry with Gays: (Philadelphia, Fall 1975-Spring 1976) 121
11 Becoming a Gay Rights Advocate within the Church: (Baltimore, Philadelphia, and West Hollywood, Summer 1976) 139
12 The Task Force to Study Homosexuality: (October 1976-February 1978) 150
13 The Task Force Recommendations and the Conservative Backlash: (Summer 1977-Spring 1978) 166
14 The Presbyterian General Assembly: (San Diego, May 1978) 189
15 The Lazarus Project: (West Hollywood, August 1977-January 1987) 207
Epilogue: (Atlanta, Georgia, January 1996) 219
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)