A Special Illumination: Authority, Inspiration and Heresy in Gay Spirituality

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Equinox Publishing Ltd., 2004 - Religion - 370 pages
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Gay spirituality represents a hidden strand in Western thought that was only publically declared from the Gay Liberation of the 1970s. Since "coming out", expressions of gay spirituality have proliferated in both number and diversity. Beginning with gay theology within Christianity, the phenomenon has now reached as far as Buddhism and neo-paganism. But, so far, critical analysis of the movement has been very limited largely because gay spirituality has been treated as a political and social movement arguing for rights and acceptance within religious circles. 'A Special Illumination' offers an indepth analysis and argues that gay spirituality should be placed at the heart of religion.
 

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Contents

Chapter
2
Gay Theology
37
Chapter 3
48
Queer Spirituality and Theology
80
Chapter 4
106
Part II
123
Chapter 6
150
Chapter 7
179
Chapter 8
210
Chapter 9
252
Chapter 10
303
Incompletion and the Ethical Question
339
Index of Authors
362
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Rollan McCleary obtained his doctorate from the University of Queensland in Brisbane. He is the author of Signs for a Messiah published by Hazard Press and The Expansion of God published by SCM/Orbis.

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