Sexuality and the Black Church

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Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective (1999)

Author(s): Kelly Brown Douglas

Format: Paperback

ISBN-13: 9781608337934

Amazon UK: Sexuality and the Black Church

Language: English

Standpoint: 1 Fully inclusive and affirming

Genre(s): Academic writing and Theology

Topic(s): Discrimination against and hostility towards LGBT+ people, Feminism/Womanism, and Gender identity

Especially suitable for: Academics, Americans, and African-Americans

This book tackles the “taboo” subject of sexuality that has long been avoided by the Black church and community. Douglas argues that this view of Black sexuality has interfered with constructive responses to the AIDS crisis and teenage pregnancies, fostered intolerance of sexual diversity, frustrated healthy male/female relationship, and rendered black and womanist theologians silent on sexual issues.

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