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The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender

The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender (Hardback)

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The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender presents an unrivalled overview of the theological study of sexuality and gender. These topics are not merely contentious and pervasive: they have escalated in importance within theology. Theologians increasingly agree that even the very doctrine of God cannot be contemplated without a prior grappling with each. Featuring 41 newly-commissioned essays, written by some of the foremost scholars in the discipline, this authoritative collection presents and develops the latest thinking in these areas. Divided into eight thematic sections, the Handbook explores: methodological approaches; contributions from neighbouring disciplines; sexuality and gender in the Bible, and in the Christian tradition; controversies within the churches, and within four of the non-Christian faiths; and key concepts and issues. The final, extended section considers theology in relation to married people and families; gay and lesbian people; bisexual people; intersex and transgender people; disabled people; and to friends. This volume is an essential reference for students and scholars, which will also stimulate further research.

LGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian life & practiceReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian theologyReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionTheology Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 13/11/2014 ISBN-13: 9780199664153  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Professor Adrian Thatcher is Visiting Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter. He was formerly Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Exeter (2004-2011), and Professor of Applied Theology at the University of St. Mark and John, Plymouth (1995-2004). His publications include Making Sense of Sex (SPCK, 2012), God, Sex, and Gender (Wiley Blackwell, 2011), and The Savage Text: The Uses and Abuses of the Bible (Wiley Blackwell, 2008).

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