By Raymond J Frontain
Reviewers of the 1st variation of Reclaiming the Sacred hailed the book’s company in exploring the world among literary feedback and non secular experiences. while modern literary-critical conception has been sluggish to combine faith and spiritual heritage into queer thought, this pioneering magazine has addressed the difficulty from the beginning with a set of considerate and though-provoking articles.
This most up-to-date version expands insurance to incorporate noncanonical historic texts, renowned Victorian spiritual texts, and modern theater. lecturers and lay readers drawn to literary feedback, cultural reviews, and spiritual reviews will achieve new insights from themes corresponding to:
- non secular secret and gay id in Terrence McNally’s Corpus Christi
- same-sex biblical in Victorian literature
- homoerotic texts within the Apocrypha
- sodomite rhetoric in a seventeenth-century Italian textual content
- Radclyffe Hall’s lesbian messiah in her 1928 novel The good of Loneliness
- gay temptation in John Milton’s Paradise Regained
Reclaiming the Sacred counteracts the manipulative and oppressive makes use of to which smooth writers and thinkers positioned the Bible and the morality it truly is presumed to inscribe. an immense software for realizing the function of the Bible in homosexual and lesbian tradition, this impressive ebook makes a robust contribution to the development of stories on queer sanctity.