Gay Theology without Apology (2009)
Author(s): Gary David Comstock
Amazon UK: Gay Theology without Apology
Standpoint: 1 Fully inclusive and affirming
Genre(s): Academic writing, Memoir/autobiography, and Theology
Topic(s): Biblical studies, Homosexuality in the Bible, Inclusive Christianity, Marriage and relationships, Queer theology, and Same-sex relationships
An ordained minister of the United Church of Christ and a university professor, Comstock brings both sensitivity and intelligence to his subject. His is a forward-thinking and inclusive Christian theology which affirms that gay love and sexuality are not only compatible with the Christian walk, but that the Christian community as a whole is impoverished by the exclusion of self-affirming lesbians and gay men.
Comstock incorporates both revealing autobiographical passages and incisive scholarly work into his explorations of several biblical texts. He also has an admirable sense of humility; in his introduction he notes that he does not claim to have constructed a definitive pro-gay Christian theology. Rather, he writes, “My intention is not to speak for others, but to add my voice to others’ and to encourage others to speak.”
“A great, well-rounded source material on queer theology. If you read the Bible to endorse homophobia, you should read this. But you probably won’t.” — Harold D. Hughes
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