Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Is there a distinctly queer spirituality?

Contemporary Christianity and LGBT SexualitiesA very exciting thing happened this morning: my copy of Contemporary Christianity and LGBT Sexualities arrived, to which I contributed a chapter comparing LGBT Pagan and Christian spiritualities, to see if there is a distinctly queer spirituality (I concluded that there is, not for any essentialist reasons, but because it is rooted in LGBT experiences). This is my first proper academic publication (yay!)
  • 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'' narratives of Catholic nuns and lesbians in Poland, Marta Trzebiatowska
  • Bisexual Christians: the life-stories 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 it meaningful to speak of ''queer spirituality''? An examination of queer and LGBT imagery and themes in contemporary paganism and Christianity, Yvonne Aburrow
  • Trends in spiritual direction for LGBT people, Derek Jay
The book is a collection of papers from the British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Study Group November Study Day 2007 on Religion, Spirituality and Gay Sexuality.

6 comments:

Lee said...

you mean you havent read this 'nugget'?

:p

Yewtree said...

No, I haven't.

I glanced through it and couldn't see anything that wasn't the usual Wicca 101 book with a bit of lipstick slapped on it. Nothing about engaging more deeply with what polarity might mean, for instance (as far as I could make out).

KittKatt said...

Congratulations! This looks fantastic! I will definitely spread the good news through Jesus in Love.

Yewtree said...

Thanks Kitt! American readers might find it easiest to buy the e-book version from the publishers, by the way.

seithman said...

Congrats!

-- Jarred.

Rambling Rose said...

This looks great!