This volume will be of interest to general readers following the ongoing clashes between sex and religion, as well as students and scholars of religion, sexuality, sociology, women's studies, gay and lesbian studies, and cultural studies.
Pamela Dickey Young is a professor in the School of Religion at Queen's University. She is the author of Religion, Sex and Politics: Christian Churches and Same-Sex Marriage in Canada (2012) and co-editor of Women and Religious Traditions, 3rd edition (2014). Heather Shipley is the project manager for the Religion and Diversity Project and she teaches at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. Tracy J. Trothen is an associate professor of ethics and theology at the Queen's University School of Religion. She is also a clinical pastoral education supervisor certified by the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care. Trothen is the author of numerous publications including Shattering the Illusion: Child Sexual Abuse Policies and Canadian Religious Institutions (2012). Contributors: Donald L. Boisvert, Catherine Holtmann, Janet R. Jakobsen, Lee Wing (Vivian) Hin, Nancy Nason-Clark, Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip
Introduction / Heather Shipley Part 1: Religion and the Construction of Sexual Minority Rights 1 Beyond Tolerance: Sexual Diversity and Economic Justice / Janet R. Jakobsen 2 "Severely Normal": Sexuality and Religion in Alberta's Bill 44 / Pamela Dickey Young 3 "I'm not Homophobic, I'm Chinese": Hong Kong Canadian Christians and the Campaign against Same-Sex Marriage / Lee Wing Hin Part 2: Sexuality and the Construction of Religious Identities 4 Challenging Identity Constructs: The Debate over the Sex Education Curriculum in Ontario / Heather Shipley 5 When Religion Meets Sexuality: Two Tales of Intersection / Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip 6 Women, Sex, and the Catholic Church: The Implications of Domestic Violence for Reproductive Choice / Catherine Holtmann Part 3: Sexual Bodies/Religious Bodies 7 The Construction of a Sexual Pedagogy: Childhood and Saints in Roman Catholic Discourse / Donald L. Boisvert 8 Corporeal Diversity in the Religion of Sport: The Debate over Enhanced Bodies / Tracy J. Trothen 9 Strong Spirits, Abused Bodies: Social, Political, and Theological Reflections / Nancy Nason-Clark Conclusion / Pamela Dickey Young Index