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Know my name - a gay liberation theology
Richard Cleaver
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Westminster John Knox Press
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The place of gay men and women in the community of faith has become one of the most divisive debates in the church today. Writer and activist Richard Cleaver takes a fresh approach to this issue by examining the struggles of gay men and lesbians in the church through the lens of liberation theology. He offers a "gay" reading of scripture, but one that is also spiritually challenging to all readers.

Cleaver interweaves biblical reflections with historical, social, political, and personal commentary. He discusses personal identity issues and "coming out," the development of class consciousness as members of an oppressed group, and solidarity with other oppressed groups. This provocative book brings a new voice to the debate about the place of gays and lesbians in our churches.

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Richard Cleaver serves as Writer in the Office of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. Previously, he worked in Japan for seven years as an English teacher, technical writer, and translator. He is the author of two books, New Heaven, New Earth: Practical Essays on the Catholic Worker Program and Know My Name: A Gay Liberation Theology(WJK). He is an ordained Orthodox priest.

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Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Christianity.|Liberation theology.
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