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The Resource "Be not deceived" : the sacred and sexual struggles of gay and ex-gay Christian men, Michelle Wolkomir, (electronic resource)

"Be not deceived" : the sacred and sexual struggles of gay and ex-gay Christian men, Michelle Wolkomir, (electronic resource)

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"Be not deceived" : the sacred and sexual struggles of gay and ex-gay Christian men
Title
"Be not deceived"
Title remainder
the sacred and sexual struggles of gay and ex-gay Christian men
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Wolkomir
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Homosexuality has become increasingly accepted in mainstream America over the past two decades. Yet despite indications of progress that can be found everywhere from academia to popular culture, gay men and women remain the target of much discrimination and stigma, particularly within conservative Christianity. In "Be Not Deceived", Michelle Wolkomir explores the difficult dilemma that gay Christians face in their attempts to reconcile their religious and sexual identities. She introduces the ideologies and practices of two alternative, and competing, ministries that offer solutions for Christians who experience homosexual desire. Using ethnographic data, she examines the implications of these ministries for the men who participate in them, for their families, and for understanding contemporary debates surrounding homosexuality in American society. One organization - the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches - believes that God made people gay to suit divine purposes. Changing one's sexuality is therefore impossible and a defiance of God.; In contrast, Exodus International preaches that homosexuality is a sin and a symptom of disordered psychological development - one that can be cured through redemptive prayer. By comparing participant experiences in these ministries, Wolkomir explores the paths and processes by which members learn to become gay or ex-gay Christians. Through careful analysis of the groups' ideologies, interactions, and symbolic resources, "Be Not Deceived" goes far beyond the obvious differences between the ministries to uncover their similarities, namely that both continue to define heterosexuality as the normative and dominant lifestyle
Action
digitized
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1966-
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Wolkomir, Michelle
Dewey number
261.8/357662
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Christian gay men
  • Christian gay men
Label
"Be not deceived" : the sacred and sexual struggles of gay and ex-gay Christian men, Michelle Wolkomir, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-218) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The problem with being gay and Christian -- Alternate theologies : sins and solutions -- The dilemmas of Christian men who desire men -- Choosing a path to resolution -- Challenging traditional meanings -- Learning to be a gay or an ex-gay Christian -- Authenticity and the good Christian -- The wives of ex-gay Christian men -- Conclusions: the parameters of change
Control code
ocm71844508
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 225 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429402392
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9780813530263
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)71844508
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
"Be not deceived" : the sacred and sexual struggles of gay and ex-gay Christian men, Michelle Wolkomir, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-218) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The problem with being gay and Christian -- Alternate theologies : sins and solutions -- The dilemmas of Christian men who desire men -- Choosing a path to resolution -- Challenging traditional meanings -- Learning to be a gay or an ex-gay Christian -- Authenticity and the good Christian -- The wives of ex-gay Christian men -- Conclusions: the parameters of change
Control code
ocm71844508
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 225 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429402392
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9780813530263
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)71844508
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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