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For I Am Wonderfully Made

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Texts on Eastern Orthodoxy and LGBT Inclusion

ByMisha Cherniak, Olga Gerassimenko and Michael Brinkschröder (editors)

In the midst of the culture wars of our broader society, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have become the focus of a spiritual battle within the Orthodox Church. The recognition of LGBT rights in the political sphere has triggered negative ecclesial responses. In the struggle to maintain traditional values and teachings, LGBT Orthodox are denied confession, communion or blessings. Many face exclusion from parish life, and some face physical violence.

Roughly half of the essays gathered in this book were first presented at a seminar entitled “Orthodox Theological Reflections on LGBT People,” held 20-23 August 2015 in Finland. The other half represent Orthodox theologians, clergy, scholars and activists writing over the past 20 years. Together they offer an affirming message, urging LGBT Orthodox to proclaim with the psalmist: “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made!” (Psalm 139:14)

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Title For I Am Wonderfully Made
Subtitle Texts on Eastern Orthodoxy and LGBT Inclusion
Authors Misha Cherniak, Olga Gerassimenko and Michael Brinkschröder
Price EUR 15,- excl.shipping costs
ISBN 978088830242
Publication year 2017
Bind method Paperback
Number of pages 352
Language English