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Que(e)rying religion : a critical anthology

Author: Gary David Comstock; Susan E Henking
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 1997.
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Is it possible to be religious and to be gay, lesbian, or queer? Until recently, many persons would have said no. But over the past decade or so, a vast literature has emerged of personal narrative, apologetic, and polemic, asserting both the existence and acceptability of such dual identities. The book includes but moves beyond tradition-based experiential writing by turning to the academic study of religion. It
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Genre/Form: Comparative studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Que(e)rying religion.
New York : Continuum, 1997
(OCoLC)988741746
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary David Comstock; Susan E Henking
ISBN: 0826409245 9780826409249
OCLC Number: 35178597
Description: 552 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Greek Homosexuality and Initiation --
Religious Boundaries and Sexual Morality --
The Effeminates of Early Medina --
We'Wha and Klah: The American Indian Berdache as Artist and Priest --
Discourses of Desire: Sexuality and Christian Women's Visionary Narratives --
Concepts, Experience, and Sexuality --
Foucault on Penance and the Shaping of Sexuality --
Warrior Virgins and Boston Marriages: Spinsterhood in History and Culture --
Christian Brotherhood or Sexual Perversion? Homosexual Identities and the Construction of Sexual Boundaries in the World War I Era --
Jewish Attitudes Towards Homosexuality: A Review of Contemporary Sources --
Gender --
Being It or Doing It? The Church, Homosexuality, and the Politics of Identity --
Radical Relatedness and Feminists Separatism --
Feminist Separatism --
The Dynamics of Self-Creation --
Pullen Memorial Baptist Church: An Inside Look at a Journey of Affirmation --
Tongues Untied: Memoirs of a Pentecostal Boyhood --
On My Journey Now --
Being Muslim and Gay --
Alone Again, Naturally: The Catholic Church and the Homosexual --
Accidents and Calculations --
Homosexuality, Mormon Doctrine, and Christianity: A Father's Perspective --
The Sacrality of Male Beauty and Homosex: A Neglected Factor in the Understanding of Contemporary Gay Life --
Male Cross-Gender Behavior in Myanmar (Burma): A Description of the Acault --
Transgenderism and the Cult of Yellamma: Heat, Sex, and Sickness in South Indian Ritual --
Religion as a Sociological Category --
Butch-Femme Relationships: Sexual Courage in the 1950s --
A Special Window: An Anthropological Perspective on Spirituality in Contemporary U.S. Gay Male Culture --
An Ancient Catholic: An Interview with Richard Rodriguez --
A Spirituality of Creative Marginality --
Reflections of Being Latina and Lesbian --
Just Friends --
Jewish Paper in San Diego Tackles a Difficult Subject --
Letter from Israel --
Religious Constructions of the AIDS Crisis --
The Compatibility of Reason and Orgasm in Tibetan Buddhism: Reflections on Sexual Violence and Homophobia --
Man Royals and Sodomites: Some Thoughts on the Invisibility of Afro-Caribbean Lesbians --
"And with a Male You Shall Not Lie the Lying Down of a Woman": On the Meaning and Significance of Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 --
Lesbian Mythology --
Women Partners in the New Testament --
A Gathering of Spirit.
Other Titles: Queering religion
Querying religion
Responsibility: edited by Gary David Comstock and Susan E. Henking.
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