Transgender church retreats and queer Bible study are covered in two new LGBTQ Christian books this month.
The books are “Retreating Forward: A Spiritual Practice with Transgender Persons” by David Elias Weekley and “The Straight Mind in Corinth: Queer Readings across 1 Corinthians 11:2-16” by Gillian Townsley.
“Retreating Forward: A Spiritual Practice with Transgender Persons” by David Elias Weekley.
A model for transformational retreats is presented in this educational resource for individuals, spiritual leaders, and faith communities that support transgender people. A queer theology of radical love is explained and put into practice. The author is a United Methodist pastor, transgender advocate and member of the transgender community. Foreword by British equality activist David Watters. Published by Wipf and Stock.
“The Straight Mind in Corinth: Queer Readings across 1 Corinthians 11: 2-16” by Gillian Townsley.
Traditional models of gender and sexuality are challenged by a queer examination of a Biblical passage about hair coverings in Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. Hierarchical Christian understanding of gender and sexuality is often based on these scriptures. The scholarly book questions these androcentric, patriarchal interpretations based on first-century Greco-Roman history, lesbian theorist Monique Wittig, and other sources. The author is teaching fellow at The University of Otago in New Zealand. Published by SBL Press.
“Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible” by Peterson Toscano (video).
“Behold, I Make All Things New: What do the Sacred Texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam Really Say in Regard to Human Sexuality?” edited by Loraine Tulleken and JP Mokgethi-Heath.
“Being the Body of Christ: Towards a Twenty-First Century Homosexual Theology for the Anglican Church” by Chris Mounsey. Published by Routledge.
Coming soon and available for pre-order
Sept. 4, 2017
“A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth” by Cody J. Sanders. Published by Westminster John Knox Press.
Sept. 28, 2017
“Queer and Catholic: A Life of Contradiction” by Mark Dowd. Published by Darton, Longman and Todd.
Nov. 7, 2017
“Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies” by Kent L. Brintnall, Joseph A. Marchal and Stephen D. Moore (editors). Published by Fordham University Press.
More LGBTQ Christian books
Queer Theology book list (from Patrick Cheng)
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