Posted by: dacalu | 23 April 2019

LGBTQ Theology Books

A friend asked me to recommend LGBTQ focused books on theology. I do not have expertise in this area, so have asked for suggestions. I have not (yet!) read most of them; I can only pass on the wisdom of others. I have placed an asterisk by those which look most promising – due to multiple recommendations or recommendations by experts. Feel free to add to the list with comments.

Alexander, J. Neil (2003) This Far by Grace: A Bishop’s Journey Through Questions of Homosexuality

Alison, James (2001) Faith Beyond Resentment: Fragments Catholic and Gay

Beardsley, Christina (2018), Transfaith: A Transgender Pastoral Resource

Boer, Roland and Jorunn Kland, eds. (2008) Marxist Feminist Criticism of the Bible

Brown, Terry, ed. (2006) Other Voices, Other Worlds: The Global Church Speaks out on Homosexuality

Burke, Sean (2013) Queering the Ethiopian Eunuch

Cheng, Patrick (2012) From Sin to Amazing Grace: Discovering the Queer Christ

Cheng, Patrick (2011) Radical Love: Introduction to Queer Theology

Cheng, Patrick (2013) Rainbow Theology: Bridging Race, Sexuality, and Spirit

*Countryman, L. William (1987), Dirt, Greed, and Sex

Countryman, L. William, and M. R. Ritley (2001), Gifted by Otherness: Gay and Lesbian Christians in the Church

Goss, Robert (1992) Jesus Acted Up: A Gay and Lesbian Manifesto

Hall, Caroline (2013) A Thorn in the Flesh: How Gay Sexuality is Changing the Episcopal Church

Haller, Tobias (2009) Reasonable and Holy: Engaging Same-Sexuality

Hartke, Austen (2018) Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians

Heyward, Carter (1989), Touching Our Strength: The Erotic as Power and Love of God

*Johnson, Jay Emerson (2013) Divine Communion: A Eucharistic Theology of Sexual Intimacy

Johnson, Jay Emerson (2014) Divine Peculiar Faith: Queer Theology for Christian Witness

Johnson, William Stacy (2012) A Time to Embrace: Same-Sex Relationships in Religion, Law, and Politics (2nd Ed.)

Jordan, Mark D. (1997) The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology

Keshet Torah Queeries:

McNeill, John (1988), Taking A Chance on God

McNeill, John (1976), The Church and the Homosexual

Martin, Dale (2006), Sex and the Single Savior

O’Brian, Michelle (2016) This is My Body: Hearing the Theology of Transgender Christians

Robinson, Gene (2008), In the Eye of the Storm: Swept to the Center by God

Shore, John (2012, April 2), “The Best Case For the Bible not Condemning Homosexuality,” Christian Issues

*Stuart, Elizabeth (2003), Gay and Lesbian Theologies: Repetitions with Critical Difference

Tonstad, Linn (2016) God and Difference: The Trinity, Sexuality, and the Transformation of Finitude

*Tonstad, Linn (2018) Queer Theology: Beyond Apologetics

Vines, Matthew (2015), God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships

White, Heather R. (2015), Reforming Sodom: Protestantism and the Rise of Gay Rights





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