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Homosexuality and Religion





ISBN 9780918393661
Published March 2, 1990 by Routledge
240 Pages

 
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Here is a comprehensive historical overview of the recent discussion in the Judeo-Christian religions regarding homosexuality. Breaking new ground in the scholarship about Judeo-Christian religion and homosexuality, this wide-ranging volume features insightful new perspectives on the relationship between the church and homosexuals. Aimed at scholars, religious professionals, counselors, and therapists, Homosexuality and Religion provides valuable information on both historical and contemporary religious thought and life and homosexuality. Some of the provocative topics include gay and lesbian clergy, psychological/pastoral counseling for lesbians and gay men, and the church and homophobia.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface

  • Homosexuality: Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish Issues: A Fishbone Tale
  • Judaism and Homosexuality: The Traditionalist/Progressive Debate
  • No Longer Invisible: Gay and Lesbian Jews Build a Movement
  • A Critique of Creationist Homophobia
  • Discourses of Desire: Sexuality and Christian Women’s Visionary Narratives
  • Aliens in the Promised Land?: Keynote Address for the 1986 National Gathering of the United Church of Christ’s Coalition for Lesbian/Gay Concerns
  • A Bonding of Choice: Values and Identity Among Lesbian and Gay Religious Leaders
  • Psychodynamic Theory and Pastoral Theology: An Integrated Model
  • Pastoral Counseling and Homosexuality
  • Index

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