Chapter 37: Lesbians

Lisa Isherwood

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality and Gender
Pages624-639
Number of pages733
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2014

Keywords

  • Lesbians
  • theology
  • sexuality
  • gender

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Isherwood, L. (2014). Chapter 37: Lesbians. In The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality and Gender (pp. 624-639)
Isherwood, Lisa. / Chapter 37: Lesbians. The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality and Gender. 2014. pp. 624-639
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