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Pastor I am Gay

Pastor I am Gay
By Howard H Bess

Howard H. Bess, a semi-retired Baptist minister, married with children, describes himself as a somewhat conservative Christian. His work was inspired by personal experiences, the initial one a meeting with a gay member of his southern California church when he was confronted for the first time in his life with the issue of homosexuality. Thus […]

People of passion: what the church teaches about sex

People of passion: what the church teaches about sex
By Elizabeth Stuart and Adrian Thatcher

Deals with what Christian Churches are saying now and have said in the past about sex. It provides a basic theological resource for those who want to explore issues around sex and sexuality from a Christian point of view but feel they need to acquire a broader, more informal perspective on the historical background and […]

Permanent, Faithful, Stable: Christian same-sex partnerships

Permanent, Faithful, Stable: Christian same-sex partnerships
By Jeffrey John

Written by the Church of England’s most senior out gay churchman, this book argues that the church should offer LGBT couples a positive theological understanding of their relationship as well as practical acceptance and support. It looks at the familiar passages used against gay relationships and shows how they emerge from cultural assumptions that few […]

Pleasure, Pain and Passion: some perspectives on sexuality and spirituality

Pleasure, Pain and Passion: some perspectives on sexuality and spirituality
By Jim Cotter

Perspectives on sexuality and spirituality. Foreword by Richard Holloway.

Poverty, celibacy and obedience: a radical option for life

Poverty, celibacy and obedience: a radical option for life
By Diarmuid O'Murchu

Many people hold the view that the vows of poverty, celibacy, and obedience embody laws or regulations that govern a religious or monastic lifestyle. Diarmuid O’Murchu offers a very different understanding of the vows, based on a much more ancient tradition. O’Murchu claims that the vows are first and foremost about values and not about […]

Power, Gender and Christian Mysticism

Power, Gender and Christian Mysticism
By Grace M Jantzen

In the western Christian tradition, the mystic was seen as having direct access to God, and therefore great authority. In this study, Dr Jantzen discusses how men of power defined and controlled who should count as a mystic, and thus who would have power: women were pointedly excluded. This makes her book of special interest […]

Pushing at the frontiers of change: a memoir of Quaker involvement with homosexuality

Pushing at the frontiers of change: a memoir of Quaker involvement with homosexuality
By David Blamires

In 2009, Quakers in Britain decided to seek a change in the law to see same-sex marriage as equal to opposite-sex marriage. It was a joyful and profound moment in Quakers’ history, but one that took decades to reach.