Fundamentalist opposition to gay marriage reflects deep tensions within Christianity between the heritage of Jesus and the heritage of Plato. The Neoplatonic worldview of classical antiquity was profoundly hostile to the body—and hence deeply anxious about sex.
''Catherine Wallace is a force of nature. She is brilliant, persuasive, compassionate, and wise. Her new book in the Confronting Fundamentalism series addresses the issue of gay marriage. She does so with such clarity, directness, and zest that it s hard to imagine anyone reading this book without being challenged to understand LGBTQ identity - and marriage - afresh and anew.'' --Brian D. McLaren, author/ speaker/ activist
''We are fortunate that someone as formidably sharp and intellectually rigorous as Wallace has turned her attention to a topic impacting so many casualties of the war on homosexuality, which has been raging for more than four decades. As one who has suffered great personal pain on the receiving end of fundamentalist thinking, I found Wallace's words offer not only sound reason and logic, but deep healing.''
--Joseph D. Mole, LMSW, Executive Director, Emmaus House
''Wallace shows how the anti-gay hate-mongering typical of various fundamentalisms belies the humanity and wisdom of the deeply grounded moral imagination of Western cultures. In weaving together stories of her own and others' experience, sound scholarship, and humane wisdom, Wallace invites all of us to the public and consistent support of gay marriage that will accomplish the social and cultural transformation promised by legal changes.'' --Ellen K. Wondra, Research Professor of Theology and Ethics, Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation; Editor Emerita, Anglican Theological Review
''Wallace argues effectively, passionately, persuasively for a deeply appealing conception of marriage that can and should be available to same-sex and different-sex couples alike. . . . As usual, Wallace is insightful, provocative, and thoroughly helpful.'' --Gary Chartier, Associate Dean, Professor of Law and Business Ethics, Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business, La Sierra University
download chapter 1 Leave us a review
Order from Amazon Buy from the publisher