Genders and Sexualities in History

New Approaches in History and Theology to Same-Sex Love and Desire

Editors: Chapman, Mark D., Janes, Dominic (Eds.)

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  • Explores key aspects of same-sex desire in Christianity, before, during and after the second half of the twentieth century
  • Aims to further discussion on new creative approaches to the histories of Christianity and same-sex desire
  • Argues that interactions between forms of Catholicism and same-sex desire in late Victorian England were written out of lesbian and gay history
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This book offers a range of interdisciplinary evaluations of the history of same-sex relationships in the Church as they have been understood in different periods and contexts. The relationships between diverse forms of religious and sexual identities have been widely contested in the media since the rise of the lesbian and gay liberation movement in the 1970s. One of the key images that often appears in public debate is that of ‘lesbians and gays in the Church’ as a significant ‘problem’. Research over the past forty years or so into queer theology and the history of same-sex desire has shown that such issues have played an important role in the story of Christianity over many centuries. The contributors to this volume have all been inspired by the challenges of such revisionist study to explore religion and same-sex desire as a field of opportunity for investigation and debate. They uncover some of the hidden histories of the Church and its theologies: they tell sometimes unexpected stories, many of which invite serious further study. It is quite clear through history that some in the churches have been at the vanguard of legislative and social change. Similarly, some churches have offered safe queer spaces. Overall, these essays offer new interpretations and original research into the history of sexuality that helps inform the contemporary debate in the churches as well as in the academy.

About the authors

Mark D. Chapman is Vice-Principal of Ripon College, Professor of the History of Modern Theology at the University of Oxford and Canon Theologian of Truro Cathedral, UK. He is an Anglican priest and member of General Synod of the Church of England and has written widely on many aspects of Church History. Dominic Janes is Professor of Modern History and Director of the History Programme at Keele University, UK. He is a cultural historian who focuses on the histories of gender, sexuality and religion. His most recent books are Picturing the Closet (2015), Visions of Queer Martyrdom (2015) and Oscar Wilde Prefigured (2016).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Same-Sex Love and Desire—A Time for New Approaches

    Chapman, Mark D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Theological Amnesia and Same-Sex Love

    Thatcher, Adrian

    Pages 11-28

  • Sexuality as a Guide to Ethics: God and the Variable Body in English Literature

    Mounsey, Chris

    Pages 29-53

  • The Tradition of Homophobia: Responses to Same-Sex Relationships in Serbian Orthodoxy from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day

    Jovčić-Sas, Nik

    Pages 55-77

  • Sexual Ethics in the Shadow of Modernism: George Tyrrell, André Raffalovich and the Project that Never Was

    Healy, Philip

    Pages 79-92

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  • Due: April 6, 2019
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Approaches in History and Theology to Same-Sex Love and Desire
Editors
  • Mark D. Chapman
  • Dominic Janes
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in History
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70211-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70211-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70210-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88904-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 270
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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