Homosexuality and Religion

Homosexuality and Religion

An Encyclopedia

Book - 2007
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Describes various religious attitudes and responses to the presence of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons in various religious traditions.
Few issues today cause more public - and private - debate than the interaction of homosexuality and religion. From the question of gay marriage to the place of gays and lesbians within faith communities, religious leaders and lay members must deal with these issues for now and for years to come. What is the historical position of the major denominations? How are people of faith balancing their beliefs? This encyclopedia provides an overview of the various attitudes and responses that religions have had to the presence of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons within their communities. This is the most comprehensive volume to date on the intersections between religion and homosexuality.

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Scholars mostly of religion but also of gender and other concerns in the social sciences begin with synthetic essays on how the relationship between homosexuality and religion plays out in law, the social sciences, the biological sciences, and spirituality. The core articles survey attitudes and practices in a range of religions and Christian denominations; and consider such topics as AIDS and HIV, clergy and ordination, marriage, and queer theology. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780313330889 (alk. paper)
0313330883 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 200.8664 HOM
Characteristics: x, 258 p. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Siker, Jeffrey S.

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