Reclaiming the Sacred [2nd edition]: The Bible in Gay and Lesbian Culture (2013)
Amazon UK: Reclaiming the Sacred [2nd edition]
Standpoint: 1 Fully inclusive and affirming
Genre(s): Academic writing, History, and Studies in Religion
Topic(s): Biblical studies, Homosexuality in the Bible, Queer theology, and Studies in Religion
Especially suitable for: Academics
The second edition of Reclaiming the Sacred: The Bible in Gay and Lesbian Culture continues the groundbreaking work of the original, exploring the territory between gay/lesbian studies, literary criticism, and religious studies. It examines the appropriation and/or subversion of the authority of the Judeo-Christian Bible by gay and lesbian writers. The book highlights two prevalent trends in gay and lesbian literature – a transgressive approach that challenges the authority of the Bible when used as an instrument of oppression, and an appropriative technique that explores how the Bible contributes to defining gay and lesbian spirituality. This latest edition expands coverage to include noncanonical ancient texts, popular Victorian religious texts, and contemporary theatre.
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