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Queer Christianities : lived religion in transgressive forms /

edited by Kathleen T. Talvacchia, Michael F. Pettinger, and Mark Larrimore.

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Names: Talvacchia, Kathleen T.,
Published: New York : New York University Press, [2015]
Topics: Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Christianity. | Church work with gays. | Queer theology. | Christianity.
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245 00|aQueer Christianities :|blived religion in transgressive forms /|cedited by Kathleen T. Talvacchia, Michael F. Pettinger, and Mark Larrimore.
264 1|aNew York :|bNew York University Press,|c[2015]
300 |aviii, 223 pages ;|c24 cm
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504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 205-215) and index.
505 0 |aCelibacy was queer: rethinking early Christianity / David G. Hunter -- "Queerish" celibacy: reorienting marriage in the ex-gay movement / Lynne Gerber -- Celibate politics: queering the limits / Anthony M. Petro -- How queer is celibacy?: A queer nun's story / Sister Carol Bernice, CHS -- Church interlude I: A congregation embodies queer theology / Jon M. Walton -- Two medieval brides of Christ: complicating monogamous marriage / William E. Smith III -- Gay rites and religious rights: New York's first same-sex marriage controversy / Heather R. White -- Beyond procreativity: heterosexuals queering marriage / Teresa Delgado -- Disrupting the normal: queer family life as sacred work / Jennifer Harvey -- Church interlude II: Healing oppression sickness / Yvette Flunder -- Double love: rediscovering the queerness of sin and grace / Michael F. Pettinger -- Love your friends: learning from the ethics of relationships / Mary E. Hunt -- Calvary and the dungeon: theologizing BDSM / Nicholas Laccetti -- Who do you say that I am?: Transforming promiscuity and privilege / Elijah C. Nealy -- Three versions of human sexuality / Victor Anderson -- Disrupting the theory-practice binary / Kathleen T. Talvacchia -- Everything queer? / Kathryn Lofton.
520 |aQueerness and Christianity, often depicted as mutually exclusive, both challenge received notions of the good and the natural. Nowhere is this challenge more visible than in the identities, faiths, and communities that queer Christians have long been creating. As Christians they have staked a claim for a Christianity that is true to their self-understandings. How do queer-identified persons understand their religious lives? And in what ways do the lived experiences of queer Christians respond to traditions and reshape them in contemporary practice? Queer Christianities integrates the perspectives of queer theory, religious studies, and Christian theology into a lively conversation--both transgressive and traditional--about the fundamental questions surrounding the lives of queer Christians. The volume contributes to the emerging scholarly discussion on queer religious experiences as lived both within communities of Christian confession, as well as outside of these established communities. Organized around traditional Christian states of life--celibacy, matrimony, and what is here provocatively conceptualized as promiscuity--this work reflects the ways in which queer Christians continually reconstruct and multiply the forms these states of life take. Queer Christianities challenges received ideas about sexuality and religion, yet remains true to Christian self-understandings that are open to further enquiry and to further queerness. (Publisher).
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650 0|aChurch work with gays.
650 0|aQueer theology.
650 0|aChristianity.
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700 1 |aTalvacchia, Kathleen T.,|eeditor.

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