Queer Virtue and Parity joined forces again for
Glitter+Fire: Pentecost 2017
On Pentecost, Sunday, June 4, 2017 Christians across the country celebrated the moment when Christianity as a movement was born. Glitter blessings, glitter anointings, and dynamic glittery sermons: we witnessed the awesome power of the Holy Spirit, who set the disciples on fire and queered divisions between us.
What can Christianity learn from the Queer Experience?
A LOT, IN FACT.
A NEW BOOK FOR A NEW TIME.
Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity argues that queer people possess virtue, according to terms that Christianity itself sets out. Rather than asking what Christianity has to say about queerness, Edman turns the lens around and asks what queerness can tell us about Christianity.
Starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and The Library Journal:
“[Edman’s] tone and personal examples are compelling. By turning the conversation around to show what queerness can tell readers about Christianity, this work provides a striking road map for larger, more productive conversations and community building.” [Full Review]
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Edman’s fellow progressive Christians may pay closest attention to her absorbing argument. Perhaps all Christians ought to.”
“Edman writes with the tender hand, approachable intelligence, and wise humility of that super-smart, big-hearted priest you always want yet rarely find. She takes words we think we know—‘scandal,’ ‘pride,’ ‘queerness’—and encourages us to consider them in a new light. And at a time when narratives about Christianity are often hyper-individualistic and oversimplified, she reminds us of a vibrant gospel that’s richly relational, comfortingly complex, and inherently hopeful. A vital read.”
—Jeff Chu, author of Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America