Unrepentant, Self-Affirming, Practicing: Lesbian/Bisexual/Gay People within Organized Religion (Paperback)
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Unrepentant, Self-Affirming, Practicing: Lesbian/Bisexual/Gay People within Organized Religion (Paperback)

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Paperback 282 Pages / Published: 01/06/2002
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Publishers' catalogues are full of books on the Church's view of homosexuality; Gary David Comstock here offers gay views of the church. Given the often hostile environment, he asks why gay people stay in religious institutions. Using social scientific methods, he summarizes 36 surveys of gay attitudes toward religious communities, including Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim and Native American traditions. He adds data from his survey of gay people in two mainline Protestant denominations.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780826414298
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 230 x 142 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Publishers' catalogues are full of books on the church's view of homosexuality; Comstock here offers gay views of the church. Given the often hostile environment, he asks why gay people stay in religious institutions. Using social scientific methods, he summarizes thirty-six surveys of gay attitudes toward religious communities, including Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, and Native American traditions. He adds data from his survey of gay people in two mainline Protestant denominations."--Religious Studies Review
"For open-minded religious leaders, there are nuggets of enlightenment in this ecumenical array."--Publishers Weekly
"With its succinct, accessible language and rich collection of empirical research findings on lesbigay peoples, Unrepentant, Self-Affirming Practicing, would be an excellent addition to academic libraries and could be appropriately used as well in an undergraduate religion or sociology classroom."--Journal for Scientific Study of Religion
"Explores how each religions accepts, half-accepts, or rejects gays and lesbians and how they themselves feel about their religion. The book is also filled with personal stories of how spiritual people who discovered they are homosexual came out within their community and their congregation, and how they feel about the central figures and tenets of their belief."--Gatherings
"With its succinct, accessible language and rich collection of empirical research findings on lesbigay peoples, Unrepentant, Self-Affirming Practicing, would be an excellent addition to academic libraries and could be appropriately used as well in an undergraduate religion or sociology classroom." * Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion *
"Publishers' catalogues are full of books on the church's view of homosexuality; Comstock here offers gay views of the church. Given the often hostile environment, he asks why gay people stay in religious institutions. Using social scientific methods, he summarizes thirty-six surveys of gay attitudes toward religious communities, including Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, and Native American traditions. He adds data from his survey of gay people in two mainline Protestant denominations." * Religious Studies Review *

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