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    DescriptionThe subject of gay and lesbian sexuality is perhaps the most vexed issue in the contemporary Christian Church. Many churches have been forced to confront the matter, both theologically and pastorally and in consequence, controversies have proved divisive within the Church: most notably between conservative and liberal orientated denominations, as well as evangelical churches. This book explores these themes from a sociological perspective, addressing not only gay and lesbian sexualities, but also bi- and transgendered sexualities. It thus considers a number of supplementary issues related to the formation of identities both sexually and spirituality, the construction of theologies and worldviews, the varying significance of LGBT sexualities, as well as mobilisation, and a number of other themes. With rich empirical material being presented by a team of experts, this book constitutes the first comprehensive sociological study of 'non-hetero' sexualities in relation to contemporary Christianity. As such, it will appeal to sociologists, scholars of religion and theology as well as readers across a range of social sciences.


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    Title
    Contemporary Christianity and LGBT Sexualities
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Stephen Hunt
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780754676249
    ISBN 10: 0754676242
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.1T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JF
    BISAC V2.8: SOC012000
    Ingram Subject Code: RH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 51
    BISAC V2.8: REL012110
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 54
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC032000, REL105000
    DC22: 261.83576
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 261.835776
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 261.8/35776
    LC classification: BR115.H6 C684 2009
    Thema V1.0: JB, QRVS2
    Illustrations note
    includes 3 tables
    Publisher
    Ashgate Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Ashgate Publishing Limited
    Publication date
    17 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Aldershot
    Author Information
    Stephen Hunt is Reader in the Sociology of Religion at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.
    Table of contents
    Foreword, Sally Munt; Preface; Introduction: saints and sinners: contemporary Christianity and LGTB sexualities, Stephen Hunt; The gift (?) that dare not speak its name: exploring the influence of sexuality on the professional performances of gay male Anglican clergy, Michael Keenan; Between subordination and sympathy: evangelical Christians, masculinity and gay sexuality, Kristin Aune; Common pathways, different lives: comparing the 'coming out' stories of Catholic nuns and lesbians in Poland, Marta Trzebiatowska; Bisexual Christians: the lived experiences of a marginalised community, Alex Toft; Transgendering Christianity: gender-variant Christians as visionaries, Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip and Michael Keenan; Human rights and moral wrongs: the Christians 'gay debate' in the secular sphere, Stephen Hunt; Christians and gays in Northern Ireland: how the ethno-religious context has shaped Christian anti-gay and pro-gay activism, Richard O'Leary; Is there a distinct queer spirituality? An examination of queer imagery and themes in contemporary paganism and Christianity, Yvonne Aburrow; Trends in spiritual direction for LGBT people, Derek Jay; Bibliography; Index.