by Melissa M. Wilcox, Coming Out In Christianity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Coming Out In Christianity book, For many Christians, homosexuality is an issue that is often presented as a matter of "us (straight) Christians" versus "them," or worse, as an isolated behavior that is a questions of behavior somehow not an intrinsic part of the identities of gays and lesbians. Discussion of the issue has become so heated that it threatens to create a yawning chasm within several mainline denominations. This book examines this conflict from the perspective of a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered Christians. It explores the life histories of these individuals and their current beliefs, cultural backgrounds, and community influences to determine what helped each forge an identity as both gay and Christian.
by Melissa M. Wilcox, Queer Women And Religious Individualism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Queer Women And Religious Individualism book, Spiritual, queer, and community identity in 21st-century America.
by Melissa M. Wilcox, Queer Religiosities Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Queer Religiosities book, Queer Religiosities is the first comprehensive, comparative, and globally focused introduction to queer and transgender studies in religion. Addressing sophisticated topics in clear and accessible language, award-winning teacher and scholar Melissa M. Wilcox brings her engaging lecture style into conversation with the work of scholars around the globe to welcome students into these rapidly growing fields. Following an introduction to key concepts in religious studies, queer studies, and transgender studies and an overview of the history of transgender and queer studies in religion, thematic chapters address the topics of stories, conversations, practices, identities, communities, and politics and power. This inherently comparative organization helps readers to understand the details and complexities of religions, genders, and sexualities as they are lived out around the world. Additional resources include study questions, discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, a glossary, an annotated filmography, and a selected bibliography to encourage further study.
by Melissa M. Wilcox, Queer Nuns Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Queer Nuns book, An engaging look into the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, queer activists devoted to social justice The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence make up an unlikely order of nuns. Self-described as “twenty-first century queer nuns,” the Sisters began in 1979 when three bored gay men donned retired Roman Catholic nuns’ habits and went for a stroll through San Francisco’s gay Castro district. The stunned and delighted responses they received prompted these already-seasoned activists to consider whether the habits might have some use in social justice work, and within a year they had constituted the new order. Today, with more than 83 houses on four different continents, the Sisters offer health outreach, support, and, at times, protest on behalf of queer communities. In Queer Nuns, Melissa M. Wilcox offers new insights into the role the Sisters play across queer culture and the religious landscape. The Sisters both spoof nuns and argue quite seriously that they are nuns, adopting an innovative approach the author refers to as serious parody. Like any performance, serious parody can either challenge or reinforce existing power dynamics, and it often accomplishes both simultaneously. The book demonstrates that, through the use of this strategy, the Sisters are able to offer an effective, flexible, and noteworthy approach to community-based activism. Serious parody ultimately has broader applications beyond its use by the Sisters. Wilcox argues that serious parody offers potential uses and challenges in the efforts of activist groups to work within communities that are opposed and oppressed by culturally significant traditions and organizations – as is the case with queer communities and the Roman Catholic Church. This book opens the door to a new world of religion and social activism, one which could be adapted to a range of political movements, individual inclinations, and community settings.
by Amber Cantorna, Unashamed Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Unashamed book, On a daily basis, author and LGBTQ advocate Amber Cantorna receives emails asking the same question: How does one reconcile their sexuality with their faith? Depression, despair, and thoughts of suicide often haunt LGBTQ Christians as they feel unable to imagine the possibility of living a happy, fulfilling life as an LGBTQ person of faith. As the gay daughter of a thirty-plus-year executive of conservative Christian organization Focus on the Family, Amber lost everything when she came out as gay in 2012. However, her journey to embrace her authenticity brought her fulfillment and wisdom to share. Unashamed serves as a guide for Christians considering coming out, tackling tough subject matters such as demolishing internalized homophobia, finding an affirming faith community, reestablishing your worth as a child of God, navigating difficult family conversations (especially in cases where family is involved in church leadership/ministry), and healing from the pain of rejection. Unashamed encourages LGBTQ Christians to embrace their unique identities and to celebrate the diversity placed inside them by God.
by Joseph Adam Pearson, Christianity And Homosexuality Reconciled Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Christianity And Homosexuality Reconciled book, The book version of "Christianity and Homosexuality Reconciled: New Thinking for a New Millennium!" has been available on the internet in various digitized formats from its first copyright in 1999 up through the publication of this edition in 2014. During that period of time, the book has had more than 200,000 downloads. This book presents biological, historical, and scriptural aspects for understanding the reconciliation of Christianity and homosexuality from a Christian evangelical perspective. This well-read book fulfills its promise to be especially helpful to both heterosexual people and homosexual people who are struggling with the issue of reconciliation from a Biblical perspective. Titles of this book's chapters include: "Reconciliation and Coming Out" (Chapter One), "Controversial Human Rights Issues in the Christian Church" (Chapter Two), "The Seeming Dilemma" (Chapter Three), "Revisiting Sodom and Sodomites" (Chapter Four), "Levitical Law and Grace" (Chapter Five), and "Christian Ethics and Homosexual People" (Chapter Six). This book is meant to be read, reread, and studied. Its author hopes that each reader takes to heart the truths contained within it, that its truths help each reader to grow spiritually, and that each reader is inspired and better prepared to discuss and share these truths with others. This book is intended to serve the God of the Holy Bible by serving others and to serve others by serving God in providing a clearly-written and cogent account of how Christianity and homosexuality are reconcilable to each other (i.e., compatible with one another). Readers with inquiring and open minds will not be disappointed with the well-researched theme of this book. All net proceeds from the sale of this book go to support branch campuses of Christ Evangelical Bible Institute (CEBI) outside of the United States. CEBI International Branch Campuses are currently located in India, Tanzania, and the Philippines.
by M. Luther, Die Bibel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Die Bibel book, Die Bibel: Oder Die Ganze Heilige Schrift Des Alten Und Neuen Testaments, Nach Der Deutschen ?bersetzung Martin Luthers, Volume 1, Part 1. Pages from 1-788.
by Olive Elaine Hinnant, God Comes Out Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download God Comes Out book, God Comes Out is the third book in The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry series, a growing series jointly sponsored by The Pilgrim Press and The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. Book jacket.