Heterosexism in Contemporary World Religion: Problem and Prospect
by Marvin M. Ellison (Editor); Judith Plaskow (Editor)
Call Number: (RH) Stacks BL65.S4 H48 2007
Cleveland : Cleveland Press, 2007.
Homosexuality is not a problem: heterosexism is, and heterosexism is often supported by religious statements and practices against sexual minorities. This book seeks to draw out strands in each major religion that are antidotal to such practices and attitudes.
Madison, Wisc. : University of Wisconsin Press, 2004.
In Wrestling with God and Men, Greenberg challenges long held assumptions of scriptural interpretation and religious identity as he marks a path that is both responsible to human realities and deeply committed to God and Torah.
Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible
by Gregg Drinkwater (Editor); Joshua Lesser (Editor); David Shneer; Judith Plaskow (Foreword by)
Call Number: (RH) Stacks BS1225.53 .T677 2009
New York : New York University Press, 2009.
Torah Queeries offers cultural critique, social commentary, and a vision of community transformation, all done through biblical interpretation. A labor of intellectual rigor, social justice, and personal passions, Torah Queeries is an exciting and important contribution to the project of democratizing Jewish communities, and an essential guide to understanding the intersection of queerness and Jewishness.
Living Out Islam documents the rarely-heard voices of Muslims who live in secular democratic countries and who are gay, lesbian, and transgender. It weaves original interviews with Muslim activists into a compelling composite picture which showcases the importance of the solidarity of support groups in the effort to change social relationships and achieve justice.
An extensive collection of essays that examines the place of homosexuality in the contemporary and classical Muslim world.
Tongzhi: Politics of Same-Sex Eroticism in Chinese Societies
by Chou Wah-Shan
Call Number: (RH) Stacks HQ76.3.C5 C48 2000
New York : Haworth Press, 2000.
Examining past and present treatment of the subject, including instances of discrimination against homosexuals, Tongzhi explores same-sex eroticism in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and explains the variations of categories and experiences of tongzhi in these countries.
Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, 2012.
Exploring the intersection between religion, gender and sexuality within the context of everyday life, this volume examines contested identities, experiences, bodies and desires on the individual and collective levels. With rich case studies from the UK, USA, Europe, and Asia, Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life sheds light on the manner in which individuals appropriate, negotiate, transgress, invert and challenge the norms and models of various religions in relation to gender and sexuality, and vice versa.
This page contains selected resources on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies and its intersection with religion. For more on religion in general, please visit our Religion and Theology research guide.
LGBT and Christianity
Changing Our Mind: A Call from America's Leading Evangelical Ethics Scholar for Full Acceptance of LGBT Christians in the Church, 2nd edition.
by David P. Gushee; Brian D. McLaren (Foreword); Phyllis Tickle (Preface)
Call Number: (RH) Stacks BR115.H6 G87 2015
Canton, Michigan : Read The Spirit Books, an imprint of David Crumm Media, LLC, .
"Every generation has its hot-button issue," writes David P. Gushee, "For us, it's the LGBT issue." In Changing Our Mind, Gushee takes the reader along his personal and theological journey as he changes his mind about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inclusion in the Church.
Chapel Hill [North Carolina] : The University of North Carolina Press, 
With a focus on mainline Protestants and gay rights activists in the twentieth century, Heather R. White challenges the usual picture of perennial adversaries with a new narrative about America's religious and sexual past.
Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America
by Jeff Chu
Call Number: (RH) Stacks BR115.H6 C469 2013
New York : Harper, 2013.
In this timely work—part memoir, part investigative analysis—a prize-winning writer explores the explosive and confusing intersection of faith, politics, and sexuality in Christian America.
This title explores how conservative Christian ideology reproduces homophobic attitudes and shares how Bible Belt gays negotiate these attitudes in their daily lives.
The Radical Bishop and Gay Consciousness: The Passion of Mikhail Itkin
by Mikhail Itkin; Mark Sullivan (Editor); Ian Young
Publication Date: (RH) Stacks BR115.H6 R34 2014
Brooklyn, NY : Autonomedia, 2014.
Bishop Mikhail Francis Itkin was known in the gay radical world as a non-violent anarchist and activist - as well as an independent openly-gay bishop. He was a stumbling block to radicals and a scandal to Christians. This festschrift offers five appraisals of his life, and reprints excerpts from his The Radical Jesus and The Gay Anarchist.
Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2009.
At a time when major branches of Judaism and most Christian denominations are addressing the relationship between religion and homosexuality, Jewish/Christian/Queer offers a unique examination of the similarities between the queer intersections of Judaism and Christianity, and the queer intersections of the homosexual and the religious.
This powerful new collection gives voice to the lived experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons with and within the Catholic Church, and promotes much-needed dialogue about faith and sexuality.
Along with Voices of Our Times, this volume captures insights from the conferences and aims to foster what the Jesuit Superior General, Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, has called the "depth of thought and imagination" needed to engage effectively with complex realities, especially in areas marked by brokenness, pain, and the need for healing.
The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism
by Mark D. Jordan
Call Number: (RH) Stacks BX1795.H66 J67 2000
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
The past decade has seen homosexual scandals in the Catholic Church becoming ever more visible, and the Vatican's directives on homosexuality becoming ever more forceful, begging the question Mark Jordan tries to answer here: how can the Catholic Church be at once so homophobic and so homoerotic? His analysis is a keen and readable study of the tangled relationship between male homosexuality and modern Catholicism.
From Feminist Theology to Indecent Theology: Readings on Poverty, Sexual Identity, and God
by Marcella Althaus-Reid
Call Number: (RH) Stacks BT83.55 .A4 2004
London : SCM Press, 2004.
The author has developed a new approach to doing theology, which examines Liberation Theology and Feminist Theology and marks a shift from these traditional critiques, resulting in what the author refers to as 'Indecent Theology'.
Sexual Diversity and Catholicism
by Patricia Beattie Jung; Joseph A. Coray
Call Number: (RH) Stacks BX1795.H66 S49 2001
Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, 2001.
Sexual Diversity and Catholicism focuses specifically on Roman Catholic magisterial teachings on sexual diversity. It also wrestles with explicitly Roman Catholic views of the relationship among various sources of moral wisdom (between Church teachings, the Bible, philosophy, science and experience) and how their interplay might contribute to the further development of Church teaching.
Gays and Grays: The Story of the Inclusion of the Gay Community at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish in San Francisco
by Donal Godfrey
Call Number: (RG) Stacks BX4603.S495 G63 2007
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, 2007.
This book tells the story of a unique Catholic Parish, Most Holy Redeemer Parish in San Francisco. The story tells how the original parishioners (the gray) accepted the new gay community, especially in response to the AIDS epidemic.
Catholic Figures, Queer Narratives
by Frederick S. Roden (Editor); Patricia Juliana Smith (Editor); Lowell Gallagher (Editor)
Call Number: (RH) Stacks PR830.H67 C37 2007
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
This study examines the relationship between Catholicism and homosexuality and between historical homophobia and contemporary struggles between the Church and the homosexual? Moving from the Gothic to the late Twentieth-century, from Europe to America, it interrogates what is queer about Catholicism and what is modern about homosexuality.
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