By Elizabeth M. The Rev Edman
As an brazenly lesbian Episcopal priest recommend for LGBTQ justice, the Reverend Elizabeth Edman has spent her profession grappling with the center tenets of her religion. After deep mirrored image on her culture, Edman is struck by way of the belief that her queer identification has taught her extra approximately tips on how to be an outstanding Christian than the church.
In Queer Virtue, Edman posits that Christianity, at its scriptural middle, frequently demanding situations its adherents to rupture fake binaries, to “queer” strains that pit humans opposed to each other. therefore, Edman asserts that Christianity, faraway from being antagonistic to queer humans, is itself inherently queer. Arguing from the center of scripture, she unearths how queering Christianity—that is, disrupting simplistic methods of wondering self and other—can remove darkness from modern Christian religion. Pushing well beyond the idea that “Christian love = tolerance,” Edman bargains a daring substitute: the popularity that queer humans may also help Christians larger comprehend their basic calling and the production of sacred house the place LGBTQ Christians are obvious as presents to the church.
By bringing queer ethics and Christian theology into dialog, Edman additionally indicates how the realities of queer existence call for a lived reaction of excessive ethical caliber—one that resonates with the moral course laid down by way of Christianity. full of life and impassioned, Edman proposes that queer adventure be celebrated as inherently invaluable, ethically virtuous, and illuminating the sacred.
A wealthy and nuanced exploration, Queer Virtue mines the depths of Christianity’s heritage, venture, and middle theological premises to name all Christians to a extra actual and strong knowing in their faith.
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Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity (Queer Action/ Queer Ideas) by Elizabeth M. The Rev Edman