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Acts of Faith, Acts of Love: Gay Catholic Autobiographies as Sacred Texts

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In Acts of Faith, Acts of Love, McGinely explores the overlap of religious and sexual identities in the stories gay men write about themselves. The autobiographical writings of forty gay Catholics (or once Catholics) are analysed.

The work is both literary and theological on the premise that experience constitutes one of the four sources of theological reflection, along with scripture, tradition, and reason.

'An important contribution to the ongoing discussion of homosexuality and religion... resounds with the authenticity and integrity of personal narrative and academic critique. Highly recommended.' Library Journal

'McGinley has done a great service... funny... heartbreaking' Human Development

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It is widely admitted that Roman Catholic teaching on homosexuality is schizophrenic: morally rigorous but pastorally progressive. Dominican theologian Gareth Moore says the problem stems from the church's focus on "acts" rather than "relationships." Since Vatican II and the Stonewall Riot, there has been an outpouring of lesbian and gay Catholic autobiographies--some book-length, others in the form of essays or even embedded in novels. These autobiographical "acts," argues McGinley, can provide the subjectivity--thick description that is sorely lacking in the church's understanding of gay people. In Acts of Faith, Acts of Love, McGinley explores the overlap of religious and sexual identities in the stories gay men write about themselves. The autobiographical writings of 40 gay Catholics (or former Catholics) are analyzed.

Synopsis:

In Acts of Faith, Acts of Love, McGinely explores the overlap of religious and sexual identities in the stories gay men write about themselves. The autobiographical writings of forty gay Catholics (or once Catholics) are analysed.

The work is both literary and theological on the premise that experience constitutes one of the four sources of theological reflection, along with scripture, tradition, and reason.

'An important contribution to the ongoing discussion of homosexuality and religion... resounds with the authenticity and integrity of personal narrative and academic critique. Highly recommended.' Library Journal

'McGinley has done a great service... funny... heartbreaking' Human Development

Synopsis:

McGinley uses the autobiographies of Gay men to explore the overlap between their religious and sexual identities.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826415455
Author:
Mcginley, Dugan
Publisher:
Continuum
Author:
McGinley, Dugan
Location:
New York
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Homosexuality
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Catholic gays.
Subject:
Christianity - Catholicism
Subject:
Christianity - Catholic
Subject:
Homosexuality -- Religious aspects.
Subject:
Autobiography -- Religious aspects.
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
61
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.32 x 6.36 x 1 in

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Product details 256 pages Continuum International Publishing Group - English 9780826415455 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , It is widely admitted that Roman Catholic teaching on homosexuality is schizophrenic: morally rigorous but pastorally progressive. Dominican theologian Gareth Moore says the problem stems from the church's focus on "acts" rather than "relationships." Since Vatican II and the Stonewall Riot, there has been an outpouring of lesbian and gay Catholic autobiographies--some book-length, others in the form of essays or even embedded in novels. These autobiographical "acts," argues McGinley, can provide the subjectivity--thick description that is sorely lacking in the church's understanding of gay people. In Acts of Faith, Acts of Love, McGinley explores the overlap of religious and sexual identities in the stories gay men write about themselves. The autobiographical writings of 40 gay Catholics (or former Catholics) are analyzed.
"Synopsis" by ,
In Acts of Faith, Acts of Love, McGinely explores the overlap of religious and sexual identities in the stories gay men write about themselves. The autobiographical writings of forty gay Catholics (or once Catholics) are analysed.

The work is both literary and theological on the premise that experience constitutes one of the four sources of theological reflection, along with scripture, tradition, and reason.

'An important contribution to the ongoing discussion of homosexuality and religion... resounds with the authenticity and integrity of personal narrative and academic critique. Highly recommended.' Library Journal

'McGinley has done a great service... funny... heartbreaking' Human Development

"Synopsis" by , McGinley uses the autobiographies of Gay men to explore the overlap between their religious and sexual identities.
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