Out on Holy Ground: Meditations on Gay Men's Spirituality

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Pilgrim Press, 2000 - Religion - 148 pages
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Is gay spirituality a genuine type of religious expression, or is it simply another example of identity politics? Since the onset of the AIDS epidemic that has disproportionately struck their community, gay men have published a wide range of materials, from autobiographies to theologies, that ask, What is gay spirituality as a religious expression in North America?

The first book to weave together these various strands into an organized response, "Out On Holy Ground" culls information from diverse sources both within and outside religious institutions. Gay scholar Donald Boisvert presents his findings topically as theology, myths and symbols, rituals, and spiritual culture to paint a compelling portrait of gay spirituality as a serious cultural expression.

"Out On Holy Ground" takes the conversation about gay spirituality to the next level so we can understand spirituality as a pivotal factor in the development of gay identity.

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Contents

Understanding Gay Spirituality
8
The Embodiment of Spirit
31
Myths and Symbols of Integration and Resistance
47
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About the author (2000)

Donald L. Boisvert is dean of students at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.

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