God  Sex  and Politics

God Sex and Politics


  • Author : Dawne Moon
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2004-07-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 0226535126


God Sex and Politics Book Description :

God, Sex, and Politics examines both sides of the church controversy over homosexuality to consider the ways in which people develop, in everyday thought and interaction, their beliefs about God and justice. Dawne Moon explores how members of Protestant congregations determine what is just and what is not, what is right and what is wrong, what is loving and what is sinful. Through this compelling work we learn that the considerable turmoil surrounding homosexuality in churches has less to do with homosexuality than with the fear of weakening the church's spiritual, communal solidarity. We learn too how the church mirrors the secular world—the fear of division and politics leads members to avoid conflict in the congregations Moon examines. And so, t...

The Sexual Theologian

The Sexual Theologian


  • Author : Marcella Althaus-Reid
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 0567082121


The Sexual Theologian Book Description :

The Sexual Theologian is the first collection of essays on radical sexual theology written by a group of internationally renowned scholars in this area. For the first time Queer theory and theology is articulated around themes from systematic theology such as Incarnation, death, the concept of God, Mariology, together with discussions on sexuality and mysticism. The essays show a "how to do" a radical sexual theology together with original, bold and transgressive thinking which have taken feminist theologies to a new dimension of action and reflection....

After the Wrath of God

After the Wrath of God


  • Author : Anthony M. Petro
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-06-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780199391301


After the Wrath of God Book Description :

On a cold February morning in 1987, amidst freezing rain and driving winds, a group of protesters stood outside of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Amherst, Massachusetts. The target of their protest was the minister inside, who was handing out condoms to his congregation while delivering a sermon about AIDS, dramatizing the need for the church to confront the seemingly ever-expanding crisis. The minister's words and actions were met with a standing ovation from the overflowing audience, but he could not linger to enjoy their applause. Having received threats in advance of the service, he dashed out of the sanctuary immediately upon finishing his sermon. Such was the climate for religious AIDS activism in the 1980s. In After the Wrath of God, Ant...

Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge

Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge


  • Author : Obioma Nnaemeka
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 0897898648


Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge Book Description :

By exposing the colonial and imperial discourses that undergird the global debate on female circumcision, this important work creates a space for the marginalized to speak and mount their challenges and proposes strategies for creating a transnational feminist movement that fosters genuine collaboration and partnership....

God and Sex
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

God and Sex


  • Author : Michael Coogan
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780446574136


God and Sex Book Description :

For several decades, Michael Coogan's introductory course on the Old Testament has been a perennial favorite among students at Harvard University. In God and Sex, Coogan examines one of the most controversial aspects of the Hebrew Scripture: What the Old Testament really says about sex, and how contemporary understanding of those writings is frequently misunderstood or misrepresented. In the engaging and witty voice generations of students have appreciated, Coogan explores the language and social world of the Bible, showing how much innuendo and euphemism is at play, and illuminating the sexuality of biblical figures as well as God. By doing so, Coogan reveals the immense gap between popular use of Scripture and its original context. God and Sex is c...

Uncompromising Positions

Uncompromising Positions


  • Author : Elizabeth Anne Oldmixon
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-12-02
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 1589014782


Uncompromising Positions Book Description :

Cultural factions are an intrinsic part of the fabric of American politics. But does this mean that there is no room for compromise when groups hold radically different viewpoints on major issues? Not necessarily. For example, in a June 2003 Time/CNN poll, 49% of respondents identified themselves as pro-choice and 46% identified as pro-life. But in the same poll, 81% indicated that abortion should be "always legal" or "sometimes legal," suggesting that "pro-life" and "pro-choice" are not discrete positions but allow room for compromise. How do legislators legislate policy conflicts that are defined in explicitly cultural terms such as abortion, gay marriage, and school prayer? American political institutions are frequently challenged by the significa...

The Empire of Love

The Empire of Love


  • Author : Elizabeth A. Povinelli
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-08-30
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 0822338890


The Empire of Love Book Description :

Anthropologist Elizabeth A. Povinelli theorizes intimate relations as sites which bring into view the interplay between liberalism's contradictory ideals of freedom and constraint....

Christian Doctrine
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Christian Doctrine


  • Author : Shirley C. Guthrie
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 1994-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 0664253687


Christian Doctrine Book Description :

CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE has introduced thousands to the tenets of the Christian faith. This newly revised edition reflects changes in teh church and society and takes into account new works in Reformed theology, gender references in the Bible, racism, pluralism, ecological developments and liberation theologies....

Straights
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Straights


  • Author : James Joseph Dean
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814789414


Straights Book Description :

Since the Stonewall Riots in 1969, the politics of sexual identity in America have drastically transformed. It’s almost old news that recent generations of Americans have grown up in a culture more accepting of out lesbians and gay men, seen the proliferation of LGBTQ media representation, and witnessed the attainment of a range of legal rights for same-sex couples. But the changes wrought by a so-called “post-closeted culture” have not just affected the queer community—heterosexuals are also in the midst of a sea change in how their sexuality plays out in everyday life. In Straights, James Joseph Dean argues that heterosexuals can neither assume the invisibility of gays and lesbians, nor count on the assumption that their own heterosexuality...

The Civic Life of American Religion

The Civic Life of American Religion


  • Author : Paul Lichterman
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780804757959


The Civic Life of American Religion Book Description :

Presents lively, research-based essays by premier social scientists on the positive and negative roles of religious groups in American public life....