Gay religion / edited by Scott Thumma and Edward R. Gray

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Subjects: Gays--Religious life--United States
Homosexuality--Religious aspects
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, c2005
LC Classification: B, BL
Physical Description: xvi, 454 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Foreword / William McKinney, Mary A. Tolbert
Introduction / Edward R. Gray, Scott Thumma
Pt. I. Denominational heritage expressions 1
Ch. 1. The gay god of the city : the emergence of the gay and lesbian ethnic parish / Leonard Norman Primiano 7
Ch. 2. Reconciling congregations bridging gay and straight communities / Wendy Cadge 31
Ch. 3. No longer an oxymoron : integrating gay and lesbian Seventh-Day Adventist identities / Rene Drumm 47
Ch. 4. Negotiating a religious identity : the case of the gay evangelical / Scott Thumma 67
Ch. 5. Why join a gay synagogue? / Moshe Shokeid 83
Ch. 6. Latter-Day Saint lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered spirituality / Richley H. Crapo 99
Ch. 7. Sexuality and gender in Santeria : LGBT identities at the crossroads of Santeria religious practices and beliefs / Salvador Vidal-Ortiz 115
Ch. 8. Lesbian, gay and bisexual Buddhist practitioners / Wendy Cadge 139
Ch. 9. Shades of grey or black to nature? : the enduring qualities of ex-gay ministries / Christy M. Ponticelli 153
Pt. II. Subaltern/sectarian expressions 163
Ch. 10. Pluralism and diversity : music as discourse and information in a gay and lesbian congregation / W. Bernard Lukenbill 167
Ch. 11. "St. Gerard teaches him that love cancels that out" : devotion to St. Gerard Maiella among Italian American Catholic gay men in Newark, New Jersey / Peter Savastano 181
Ch. 12. A religion of one's own : gender and LGBT religiosities / Melissa M. Wilcox 203
Ch. 13. Liberation in truth : African American lesbians reflect on religion, spirituality and their church / Aryana Bates 221
Ch. 14. Utopian imaginaries and faerie practice : mapping routes of relational agency / Jay Hasbrouck 239
Ch. 15. Queering the dragonfest : changing sexualities in a post-patriarchal religion / Mary Jo Neitz 259
Pt. III. Popular expressions 281
Ch. 16. The gospel hour : liminality, identity, and religion in a gay bar / Edward R. Gray, Scott Thumma 285
Ch. 17. Intermediaries : spirit and transcendence in a sample of "third-gendered" North Americans / Ingrid Sell 303
Ch. 18. Rite to party : circuit parties and religious experience / Paul J. Gorrell 313
Ch. 19. The harvey milk show : violence, desire, and gay popular culture / Edward R. Gray 327
Ch. 20. Gay men's spiritual experience in the leather community / Thomas V. Peterson 337
Ch. 21. The spirit within : gay male culture as a spiritual venue / Donald L. Boisvert 351
Conclusion : gay religion as a cultural production / R. Marie Griffith 637
Additional Authors: Thumma, Scott, 1957-
Gray, Edward R., 1958-
Notes: LCCN: 2004007018
ISBN: 0759103259 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0759103267 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-432) and index
Contents: I. Denominational heritage expressions. The gay God of the city: the emergence of the gay and lesbian ethnic parish / Leonard Norman Primiano -- Reconciling congregations bridging gay and straight communities / Wendy Cadge -- No longer an oxymoron: integrating gay and lesbian Seventh-day Adventist identities / René Drumm -- Negotiating a religious identity: the case of the gay evangelical / Scott Thumma -- Why join a gay synagogue? / Moshe Shokeid -- Latter-day Saint lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered spirituality / Richley H. Crapo -- Sexuality and gender in Santería: LGBT identities at the crossroads of Santería religious practices and beliefs / Salvador Vidal-Ortiz -- Lesbian, gay, and bisexual Buddhist practitioners / Wendy Cadge -- Shades of grey or back to nature? The enduring qualities of ex-gay ministries / Christy M. Ponticelli -- II. Subaltern/sectarian expressions. Pluralism and diversity: music as discourse and information in a gay and lesbian congregation / W. Bernard Lukenbill -- "St. Gerard teaches him that love cancels that out": devotion to St. Gerard Maiella among Italian American Catholic gay men in Newark, New Jersey / Peter Savastano -- A religion of one's own: gender and LGBT religiosities / Melissa M. Wilcox -- Liberation in truth: African American lesbians reflect on religion, spirituality, and their church / Aryana Bates -- Utopian imaginaries and faerie practice: mapping routes of relational agency / Jay Hasbrouck -- Queering the dragonfest: changing sexualities in a post-patriarchal religion / Mary Jo Neitz -- III. Popular expressions. The gospel hour: liminality, identity, and religion in a gay bar / Edward R. Gray and Scott Thumma -- Intermediaries: spirit and transcendence in a sample of "third-gendered" North Americans / Ingrid Sell -- Rite to party: circuit parties and religious experience / Paul J. Gorrell -- The Harvey Milk show: violence, desire, and gay popular culture / Edward R. Gray -- Gay men's spiritual experience in the leather community / Thomas V. Peterson -- The spirit within: gay male culture as a spiritual venue / Donald L. Boisvert -- Conclusion: Gay religion as a cultural production / R. Marie Griffith
OCLC Number: 54865291
ISBN/ISSN: 0759103259
0759103267