September 2017 Academic & Specialist Beacon Press

Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How it Can Revitalize Christianity Elizabeth M. Edman


Paperback | Sep 2017 | Beacon Press | 9780807059081 | 200pp | 229x152mm | Forthcoming | RFB | AUD$21.99, NZD$24.99

Reverend Elizabeth Edman posits that Christianity, at its scriptural core, incessantly challenges its adherents to rupture false binaries, to "queer" lines that pit people against one another. Thus, Edman asserts that Christianity, far from being hostile to queer people, is itself inherently queer. She reveals how queering Christianity - that is, disrupting simplistic ways of thinking about self and other - can illuminate contemporary Christian faith. A rich and nuanced exploration, Queer Virtue mines the depths of Christianity's history, mission, and core theological premises to call all Christians to a more authentic and robust understanding of their faith.