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It's the hot topic of the moment. Christians, the church and the Bible seem to be out of step with modern attitudes towards homosexuality.
Check out the top 35 LGBTQ Christian books of — including queer theology, Bible, history, memoir, fiction and church life for all ages. A less welcome trend was rising prices. Only English-language books are on the list. It purposely omits books that claim homosexuality is a sin, although publishers keep on churning those out too. Transgender Christians speak for themselves in this collection.
Every year, hundreds of gay men and lesbians join ex-gay ministries in an attempt to convert to non-homosexual Christian lives. In this fascinating study of the transnational ex-gay movement, Tanya Erzen focuses on the everyday lives of men and women at New Hope Ministry, a residential ex-gay program, over the course of several years. Straight to Jesus traces the stories of people who have renounced long-term relationships and moved from other countries out of a conviction that the conservative Christian beliefs of their upbringing and their own same-sex desires are irreconcilable.
Rather than definitively changing from homosexual to heterosexual, the participants experience a conversion that is both sexual and religious as born-again evangelical Christians. At New Hope, they maintain a personal relationship with Jesus and build new forms of kinship and belonging. By becoming what they call "new creations," these men and women testify to religious transformation rather than changes in sexual desire or behavior.
List of Abbreviations Introduction 1. Steps Out of Homosexuality 2. New Creations 3. A Refuge from the World 4. Arrested Development 5. Testifying to Sexual Healing 6. Love Won Out? Books Journals. Disciplines Religion Christianity. About the Book Every year, hundreds of gay men and lesbians join ex-gay ministries in an attempt to convert to non-homosexual Christian lives.
They should be widely read by people who want to understand the political positions not only in the light of theological pronouncements, but also through the textures of individual lives and experiences. Informative, well written and accessible, this book will be a compelling read even if you have no previous knowledge of the subject. Erzen wasn't interested in collecting fodder for political battles. As an ethnographer, she made every effort to listen to and understand everyone at New Hope Ministry, whether or not she agreed with their beliefs.
A far more nuanced and moving picture of the "ex-gay" movement than most readers will expect. Her mastery of historical sources, ethnographic technique, and accessible writing style are evident throughout.
She illuminates aspects of conservative Christianity central to the 'culture wars,' deepening our understanding of the movement's internal struggles over sexuality, gender, and family issues. Erzen has written a wonderful book.
With compassion, humor, and insight, Erzen takes the reader through the ideological, organizational, and daily practices used in efforts to change people's theological and sexual orientations, from self-help to conversion testimony. Table of Contents List of Abbreviations Introduction 1.
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How do we respond to gay people who tell us how much they love the Lord and experience God's power? How do we answer them when they say that the greatest law is the law of love, and that love requires us to embrace them as they are? What do we do with the argument that the Old Testament laws such as the prohibition against homosexuality and the dietary laws no longer apply? Can You Be Gay and Christian? The question of how the church deals with homosexuality has become the great moral and spiritual issue of this generation. Gay and Christian?
Read "Can You Be Gay and Christian? Responding With Love and Truth to Questions About Homosexuality" by Michael L. Brown, PhD available from Rakuten.
Consult also the updated lists: and , and present. This selective book list indicates the large number and wide range of published viewpoints available to lesbians and gay men interested in exploring their lives as spiritual journeys. Specifically excluded from the list of published resources are: novels and poetry; items written in languages other than English; brochures, study guides, and tracts; articles in periodicals; chapters of books; books exclusively addressing the spiritual dimensions of the AIDS epidemic or the experience of living with AIDS; doctrinal statements and position papers about gays and lesbians adopted by religious institutions; and blatantly homophobic treatments of the subject. Some of the books listed were produced by publishers affiliated with religious institutions, and many of the titles listed were not written by lesbians or gay men.
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