Wrestling With the Angel

Wrestling With the Angel

Faith and Religion in the Lives of Gay Men

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of essays by gay men of many religions describes their coming-to-terms with religions that denounce them and includes the words of such figures as Lev Raphael, Frank Browning, Micheal Nava, and Fenton Johnson.

Blackwell North Amer
In Wrestling with the Angel, twenty-one authors - gay men who are Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, and Mormon - explore in moving and powerful essays the paradox at the center of their faiths: If God creates each of us in His own image, then how can that image be "wrong"?
In vivid descriptions of their paths toward spiritual and sexual identity, such eloquent contributors as David Plante, Mark Doty, Lev Raphael, Alfred Corn, Andrew Holleran, Frank Browning, Michael Nava, Brad Gooch, Fenton Johnson, and Felice Picano reveal the joys and frustrations of communicating with one's excommunicator or, in some cases, of constructing a faith of one's own. Heightened by the urgency of this brutal age of AIDS, their essays are both intensely personal and partisan. They rise off the page like rambunctious prayers, reflecting not only the spiritual hunger brought on by the new millennium, but also the fact that we can no more choose our God than we can our sexuality.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 1995
ISBN: 9781573220033
Branch Call Number: 277.3082 WRE
Characteristics: xiii, 314 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Bouldrey, Brian


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