Que(e)rying Religion A Critical Anthology

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  • Copyright: 1997-02-01
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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The first multi-disciplinary look at the intersection of queer experience and religious spirituality.

Table of Contents

Editorial Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Greek Homosexuality and Initiationp. 19
Religious Boundaries and Sexual Moralityp. 39
The Effeminates of Early Medinap. 61
We'Wha and Klah: The American Indian Berdache as Artist and Priestp. 89
Discourses of Desire: Sexuality and Christian Women's Visionary Narrativesp. 107
Concepts, Experience, and Sexualityp. 116
Foucault on Penance and the Shaping of Sexualityp. 130
Warrior Virgins and Boston Marriages: Spinsterhood in History and Culturep. 138
Christian Brotherhood or Sexual Perversion? Homosexual Identities and the Construction of Sexual Boundaries in the World War I Erap. 156
Jewish Attitudes Towards Homosexuality: A Review of Contemporary Sourcesp. 181
Gender - Being It or Doing It? The Church, Homosexuality, and the Politics of Identityp. 188
Radical Relatedness and Feminists Separatismp. 202
Feminist Separatism - The Dynamics of Self-Creationp. 214
Pullen Memorial Baptist Church: An Inside Look at a Journey of Affirmationp. 219
Tongues Untied: Memoirs of a Pentecostal Boyhoodp. 223
On My Journey Nowp. 232
Being Muslim and Gayp. 236
Alone Again, Naturally: The Catholic Church and the Homosexualp. 238
Accidents and Calculationsp. 251
Homosexuality, Mormon Doctrine, and Christianity: A Father's Perspectivep. 255
The Sacrality of Male Beauty and Homosex: A Neglected Factor in the Understanding of Contemporary Gay Lifep. 266
Male Cross-Gender Behavior in Myanmar (Burma): A Description of the Acaultp. 287
Transgenderism and the Cult of Yellamma: Heat, Sex, and Sickness in South Indian Ritualp. 294
Religion as a Sociological Categoryp. 311
Butch-Femme Relationships: Sexual Courage in the 1950sp. 323
A Special Window: An Anthropological Perspective on Spirituality in Contemporary U.S. Gay Male Culturep. 330
An Ancient Catholic: An Interview with Richard Rodriguezp. 338
A Spirituality of Creative Marginalityp. 343
Reflections of Being Latina and Lesbianp. 347
Just Friendsp. 351
Jewish Paper in San Diego Tackles a Difficult Subjectp. 357
Letter from Israelp. 361
Religious Constructions of the AIDS Crisisp. 366
The Compatibility of Reason and Orgasm in Tibetan Buddhism: Reflections on Sexual Violence and Homophobiap. 372
Man Royals and Sodomites: Some Thoughts on the Invisibility of Afro-Caribbean Lesbiansp. 387
"And with a Male You Shall Not Lie the Lying Down of a Woman": On the Meaning and Significance of Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13p. 398
Lesbian Mythologyp. 415
Women Partners in the New Testamentp. 441
A Gathering of Spiritp. 456
Notes and Referencesp. 461
Acknowledgments and Permissionsp. 533
Contributorsp. 537
User's Guidep. 541
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