Telling Truths in Church: Scandal, Flesh, and Christian Speech

Telling Truths in Church: Scandal, Flesh, and Christian Speech

Telling Truths in Church Scandal Flesh and Christian Speech Is the reform we have seen in the wake of the pedophilia scandals in the Catholic Church meaningful Have our conversations about the causes of these scandals delved as deeply as they need to For those

  • Title: Telling Truths in Church: Scandal, Flesh, and Christian Speech
  • Author: Mark D. Jordan
  • ISBN: 9780807010556
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Paperback
  • Is the reform we have seen in the wake of the pedophilia scandals in the Catholic Church meaningful Have our conversations about the causes of these scandals delved as deeply as they need to For those questioning the relations between hierarchical power, secrecy, and sexuality in institutional religion, Mark D Jordan s eloquent meditations on what truths about sexualityIs the reform we have seen in the wake of the pedophilia scandals in the Catholic Church meaningful Have our conversations about the causes of these scandals delved as deeply as they need to For those questioning the relations between hierarchical power, secrecy, and sexuality in institutional religion, Mark D Jordan s eloquent meditations on what truths about sexuality need to be told in church and the difficulty of telling any truths will be a balm and a revelation.

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    Revisiting a required author from seminary, Jordan is pretty much solidly liberal protestant (he would fit in as a liberal Catholic, but let's face it, those are the same thing). I would pigeon-hole him in the area of "queer" theology and he has that interesting mix of hatred and love (eros?) for the church. Most of the book uses the jargon of continental philosophy and the left wing side of the academy ("scripts", "icon loops", etc) to critically address the church's historic position on sexual [...]

    Telling Truths in Church is a compilation of lectures given by the author, a gay Catholic professor, at Boston University about the Catholic priest pedophile scandal, as well as about gay marriage and other issues of the theology of sexuality. I was originally assigned this text in my seminary course on Sexuality in the Christian Body, which examined (predominantly, but not solely) the issues of homosexuality within the church and the lack of discussion surrounding those issues. I read this book [...]

    I would have liked more attention to how systems of power in the church can lend themselves towards abuses but still an excellent account how we can learn to identify and then speak in the midst of existing and shifting powers.

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