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Queer virtue : what LGBTQ people know about life and love and how it can revitalize Christianity / The Reverend Elizabeth M. Edman.

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  • 8 of 8 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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  • ISBN: 9780807061343
  • ISBN: 0807061344
  • Physical Description: xiv, 181 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2016]

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Includes bibliographical references.
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The path of queer virtue -- On the inherent queerness of Christianity -- Identity -- Risk -- Touch -- Scandal -- Adoption -- A priestly people -- Pride -- Coming out -- Authenticity -- Hospitality -- A wild, reckless dream of love.
Summary, etc.:
As an openly lesbian Episcopal priest and professional advocate for LGBTQ justice, the Reverend Elizabeth Edman has spent her career grappling with the core tenets of her faith. After deep reflection on her tradition, Edman is struck by the realization that her queer identity has taught her more about how to be a good Christian than the church. In Queer Virtue, Edman posits that Christianity, at its scriptural core, incessantly challenges its adherents to rupture false binaries, to "queer" lines that pit people against one another. Thus, Edman asserts that Christianity, far from being hostile to queer people, is itself inherently queer. Arguing from the heart of scripture, she reveals how queering Christianity--that is, disrupting simplistic ways of thinking about self and other--can illuminate contemporary Christian faith. Pushing well past the notion that "Christian love = tolerance," Edman offers a bold alternative: the recognition that queer people can help Christians better understand their fundamental calling and the creation ofsacred space where LGBTQ Christians are seen as gifts to the church. By bringing queer ethics and Christian theology into conversation, Edman also shows how the realities of queer life demand a lived response of high moral caliber--one that resonates with the ethical path laid down by Christianity. Lively and impassioned, Edman proposes that queer experience be celebrated as inherently valuable, ethically virtuous, and illuminating the sacred. A rich and nuanced exploration, Queer Virtue mines the depths of Christianity's history, mission, and core theological premises to call all Christians to a more authentic and robust understanding of their faith.--Dust jacket.
Subject: Queer theology.
Sex > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Queer theory.

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