The Children Are Free

Author: Jeff Miner
Publisher: Jesus Metropolitan Community Church
ISBN: 9780971929609
Size: 34.88 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Narrative Desire And The Book Of Ruth

Author: Stephanie Day Powell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567678768
Size: 47.41 MB
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Stephanie Day Powell illuminates the myriad forms of persuasion, inducement, discontent, and heartbreak experienced by readers of Ruth. Writing from a lesbian perspective, Powell draws upon biblical scholarship, contemporary film and literature, narrative studies, feminist and queer theories, trauma studies and psychoanalytic theory to trace the workings of desire that produced the book of Ruth and shaped its history of reception. Wrestling with the arguments for and against reading Ruth as a love story between women, Powell gleans new insights into the ancient world in which Ruth was written. Ruth is known as a tale of two courageous women, the Moabite Ruth and her Israelite mother-in-law Naomi. As widows with scarce means of financial or social support, Ruth and Naomi are forced to creatively subvert the economic and legal systems of their day in order to survive. Through exceptional acts of loyalty, they, along with their kinsman Boaz, re-establish the bonds of family and community, while preserving the line of Israel's great king David. Yet for many, the story of Ruth is deeply dissatisfying. Scholars increasingly recognize how Ruth's textual “gaps” and ambiguities render conventional interpretations of the book's meaning and purpose uncertain. Feminist and queer interpreters question the appropriation of a woman's story to uphold patriarchal institutions and heteronormative values. Such avenues of inquiry lend themselves to questions of narrative desire, that is, the study of how stories frame our desires and how our own complex longings affect the way we read.

Can You Be Gay And Christian

Author: Michael L. Brown
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 162136593X
Size: 48.59 MB
Format: PDF
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Offers practical guidance for Christians who have gay friends, family members, or who struggle with their own sexuality.

Understanding Gay And Lesbian Youth

Author: David Campos
Publisher: Scarecrow Pr
ISBN: 9781578862672
Size: 71.65 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Understanding Gay and Lesbian Youth assists the classroom teacher, school counselor, and administrator in relating to gay and lesbian youth and creating accepting and supportive learning climates. David Campos begins with a discussion of the current state of affairs regarding gay and lesbian youth in schools, including a discourse on the developmental milestones, and provides practical strategies for working effectively with these students.

Bulletproof Faith

Author: Candace Chellew-Hodge
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Size: 77.68 MB
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This thoughtful, practical guide shows readers a way through the minefield of condemnation and persecution faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Christians and helps foster a faith that is bulletproof—impervious to attacks, yet loving and savvy in its approach. Bulletproof Faith is filled with useful insights and proven spiritual practices that deflect attacks and enhance and strengthen faith by turning attacks into opportunities for spiritual growth.

Grace And Humanness

Author: Orlando O. Espín
Size: 15.36 MB
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These essays, by one of the foremost U.S. Latino theologians, offer far-ranging insights on the relation between theology and culture. Orlando O. Espin addresses the challenge of culture and insightfully attempts to construct Christian theology from perspectives that are neither culturally, historically, nor ethically naive. These essays open new theological ground and ask theologians to acknowledge and name their cultural perspectives and locations in the construction of their theologies.


Author: Shane L. Windmeyer
Publisher: Alyson Publications
ISBN: 9781555838560
Size: 60.49 MB
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In Brotherhood, Windmeyer reveals a 10-year perspective of progress on gay issues within college fraternities and suggests a 10-year plan to continue educational efforts for further systemic implementation to combat homophobia in these institutions. Also included are detailed, invaluable resource sections and true accounts by gay fraternity members about their differing experinces of coming out spanning a decade. This is a must-read book for anyone even slightly involved in college life.

Annual Editions

Author: Kathleen R Gilbert
ISBN: 9780073516172
Size: 42.57 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This THIRTY-THIRD EDITION of ANNUAL EDITIONS: THE FAMILY provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor’s resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website,