Wednesday, September 02, 2015

New LGBTQ Christian books: Sept 2015

Religion’s role in LGBTQ history and lives are explored in new books “Reforming Sodom” and “Constance Maynard’s Passions.”


Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights by Heather Rachelle White.

Religion tends to get downplayed in LGBT history. A religion professor challenges the prevailing LGBT secular narrative and recovers the forgotten history of liberal Protestants' role on both sides of the debates on sexual orientation and identity. White teaches in the religion department and gender and queer studies program at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.


Constance Maynard’s Passions: Religion, Sexuality, and an English Educational Pioneer, 1849-1935 by Pauline A. Phillips.

A successful evangelical religious woman leader’s effort to forge “a distinct same-sex sexual self-consciousness” is covered in this biography. She saw her passionate relationships with women as God’s gift and a test her faith. The author is a history/women’s studies professor at the University of Windsor.

Related links:

New LGBTQ Christian books: Aug 2015

New LGBTQ Christian books: July 2015

New LGBTQ Christian books: June 2015

New LGBTQ Christian books: May 2015

New LGBTQ Christian books: March 2015

New LGBTQ Christian books: Feb 2015

Top 25 LGBTQ Christian books of 2014 named (Jesus in Love)

Top 20 Gay Jesus books (from Jesus in Love)

Queer Theology book list (from Patrick Cheng)

Queering the Church book list

Jesus in Love Bookstore (includes LGBT Christian classics)

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