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Queer Virtue

Queer Virtue

What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How it Can Revitalize Christianity

LGBTQ people are a gift to the Church and have the potential to revitalize Christianity.

Author: Reverend Elizabeth M. Edman

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Frustrated by the notion that "Christian love = tolerance," Edman argues that Christianity, at its scriptural core, is not a tradition that is hostile to queer people but is, in fact, itself inherently queer. Edman reveals how "queering" Christianity-that is, disrupting simplistic ways of thinking about gender and sexuality, and more broadly about self and other-can illuminate contemporary Christian faith and shows why queer Christians are gifts to the Church.

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"She skillfully shows how queer lives reflect back onto religion to recover the surprise of the Christian message. Her tone and personal examples are compelling. By turning the conversation around to show what queerness can tell readers about Christianity, this work provides a striking road map for larger, more productive conversations and community building." -Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Edman's fellow progressive Christians may pay closest attention to her absorbing argument. Perhaps all Christians ought to." -Booklist
"Elizabeth Edman's Queer Virtue is a powerful work of theological and autobiographical reflection that illuminates the deep connections between queerness and Christianity. This book will be a valuable guide for anyone who navigates the liminal spaces between these distinct yet mutually-reinforcing worlds." -The Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, author of Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology
"The once marginalized discipline of Gay Studies is now decidedly back in the curriculum and in the intellectual arena. This book is a sterling example of the best of it, and on a subject-ethics and morality-that is an emerging area of interest in all fields. It will be a little classic, and will be read and argued about for a long time to come." -Harvey Cox, author of The Future of Faith and How to Read the Bible
"Elizabeth Edman writes with the tender hand, approachable intelligence, and wise humility of that super-smart, big-hearted priest you always want yet rarely find. Her warm and personal words engage Judeo-Christian tradition as well as pop culture. She returns us to the radical roots of our faith while showing us how relevant its teachings still are. She calls us to community-a powerful message for queer people who have been alienated from the church. She takes words we think we know-scandal, pride, queerness-and encourages us to consider them in a new light. And at a time when narratives about Christianity are often hyper-individualistic and oversimplified, she reminds us of a vibrant gospel that's richly relational, comfortingly complex, and inherently hopeful. A vital read." -Jeff Chu, author of Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America
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