Coming Out as Sacrament

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Geneva Press, 01/01/1998 - 153 páginas
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Gay Christian author and activist Chris Glaser believes that sexual minorities, often denied their churches' traditional sacraments, have found unique access to the sacred in their lives: coming out of the closet. Glaser persuasively argues that coming out--as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered--has biblical precedence and sacramental dimensions. Using personal and biblical illustrations, he discusses coming out as an act of vulnerability, much like a sacrificial offering of ancient times, that invokes God's presence and effects atonement, or reconciliation. In this engaging book he shows how coming out, like other sacraments, may serve as a means of grace--that is, an experience of God's unconditional love.

  

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Well-known Christian gay activist Glaser (Uncommon Calling, John Knox, 1996) asserts that the Christian Scriptures themselves defend the self-affirmation of gays and lesbians in the Church and provide ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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We used this as a book study for our local Ingegrity group. I fully embrace the idea that my sexuality informs my spiritual path and my ministry as I go through this life. Ler crítica na íntegra

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sacrifices and Scapegoats
17
God and Violence
35
coming out in the Bible
49
God comes out
77
Coming Out as celebration
97
Rites for the Soul
117
Selected Bibliography
155
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Chris Glaseris the interim Pastor of Virginia Highland Church, a United Church of Christ and progressive Baptist congregation in the Virginia Highland neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. He is an author, lecturer, theologian, and minister. He has authored many books, includingUncommon Calling: A Gay Man's Struggle to Serve the Church,Come Home! Reclaiming Spirituality and Community as Gay Men and Lesbians, andComing Out as Sacrament.

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