Christians’ perspectives on sexuality and gay and lesbian civil rights

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Not many books trigger feelings of hope and disappointment at the same time. Conditionally Accepted: Christians’ Perspectives on Sexuality and Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights (2020) by Baker A. Rogers is one of these books. On the one hand, the book illustrates very much the disappointment or hopelessness manifested in the tensions and struggles queer researchers have to deal with conducting research, particularly with a group of research participants that is heteronormative at best or plainly homophobic at worst. On the other hand, the book also illustrates very well the sophistication queer research can offer, both to the study of sexuality as well as the study of religion. Hence, despite the challenge, the book also conveys a lot of hope. The book addresses the age-old tensions between religion and sexual diversity. Its cover, a white Crux immissa with a rainbow-coloured LGBT-flag crossing on top, might pinpoint the reader to the seemingly irreconcilable subjectivities between Christians on the hand and gay and lesbian people on the other. However, nothing seems to be less true.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-409
Number of pages4
JournalPolitics, Religion and Ideology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes


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