Unrepentant, Self-affirming, Practicing: Lesbian/Bisexual/Gay People within Organised Religion (New edition)

Unrepentant, Self-affirming, Practicing: Lesbian/Bisexual/Gay People within Organised Religion (New edition)

By: Gary David Comstock (author)Paperback

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Description

Publishers' catalogues are full of books on the Church's view of homosexuality; Gary David Comstock here offers gay views of the church. Given the often hostile environment, he asks why gay people stay in religious institutions. Using social scientific methods, he summarizes 36 surveys of gay attitudes toward religious communities, including Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim and Native American traditions. He adds data from his survey of gay people in two mainline Protestant denominations.

About Author

Gary David Comstock is Protestant Chaplain and visiting associate professor of Religion at Wesleyan University. He is the author of Violence Against Lesbians and Gay Men and Unrepentant, Self-Affirming, Practicing: Lesbian/Bisexual/Gay with Organized Religion.

Contents

List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Preface; Ch. 1. Historical Overview; Ch. 2. Methodology and Studies; Ch. 3. Belonging, Switching, Leaving, and Shopping; Ch. 4. Service, Participation, Leadership, and Advocacy; Ch. 5. Seminary, Ordination, Ministry, and Employment; Ch. 6. Belief, Theology, Support, and Community; Ch. 7. Evaluations, Feelings, Reasons, and Challenges; Appendixes; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826414298
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 282
  • ID: 9780826414298
  • weight: 449
  • ISBN10: 082641429X
  • edition: New edition

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