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Gay spirituality : the role of gay identity in the transformation of human consciousness

Author: Edwin Clark Johnson
Publisher: Maple Shade, NJ : Lethe Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Lethe Press edView all editions and formats
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In this Lambda Literary award-winning title, author Toby Johnson explores how the rise of gay identity has become an important part of contemporary religious development. This dramatic transformation has resulted due to the perspective of gay men; their ability to step outside the assumptions and conventions of culture and see things from a different point of view. This book will reward readers seeking new insight  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Clark Johnson
ISBN: 1590210220 9781590210222
OCLC Number: 54349755
Description: xvi, 276 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Perspective : queer victory --
Perspective : spirit --
Non-dualism : sexual orientation --
Incarnation : sex --
Evolution : test for religion --
Evolution : the bible --
Evolution : transfer of the focal point of wonder --
Evolution : the new paradigm --
Insight : religion and myth --
Transformation : the nature of evil --
Transformation : consciousness-change --
Transformation : flesh --
Adaptive virtues : androgyny and wonder --
Adaptive virtues : love and adventure --
Adaptive virtues : innocence and transparency --
Adaptive virtues : selflessness and generosity --
Themes in gay spirituality : circle-makers --
Themes in gay spirituality : Dionysian revelers --
Themes in gay spirituality : supernatural seekers --
Wisdom : heroes and shadows --
Wisdom : Jesus and Krishna --
Wisdom : Buddha and Avalokiteshvara --
Wisdom : God --
Wisdom: The world --
Wisdom : afterlife.
Responsibility: Toby Johnson.

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In this Lambda Literary award-winning title, author Toby Johnson explores how the rise of gay identity has become an important part of contemporary religious development. This dramatic transformation has resulted due to the perspective of gay men; their ability to step outside the assumptions and conventions of culture and see things from a different point of view. This book will reward readers seeking new insight into faith as well as culture, myth and traditions.

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