It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. This book critically examines the lived experiences of bisexual Christians across a range of Christian traditions in the UK and the USA. Shepherd assesses whether current data on elevated rates of depressive illnesses among bisexual people also apply to the bisexual Christian community. Drawing on data collected by the author on bisexual Christians across the lifespan, the book uncovers shocking incidences of biphobia and bi erasure in the Church. Bisexuality and the Western Christian Church will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including gender studies, applied theology, sociology and social psychology.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christians
Ask John: 'Can I be both bisexual and a Christian?'
Please note that ebooks are subject to tax and the final price may vary depending on your country of residence. The pursuit of authenticity is shown to be driven by participants' essentialist understanding of sexuality and gender, and the centrality of religiosity to their sense of self. Offering insight into how participants transform their relationships, emotions, beliefs, and ritual practices in order to make this authentic life possible, this study is an important contribution to the field of religion and sexuality. List of Tables List of Images Acknowledgements 1.
Researching Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Christians and Muslims: Some Thematic Reflections
Bisexuality and the Western Christian Church pp Cite as. This chapter focuses exclusively on mental health. It begins with a survey of recent surveys into the mental health of bisexual people or LGBT Christians, whilst noting that there currently exist no bespoke large-scale studies of the health of bisexual Christians as a distinct intersectional identity. Pastor and educators of bisexual people interviewed for this study then provide their views on why depressive illnesses are so prevalent among those they support, covering issues such as shame, isolation, biphobia, minority stress, lack of perceived identity legitimacy, self-harming and suicidality.
This study explored the positions that gay Christians adopt in navigating both a Christian and a lesbian, gay or bisexual LGB identity, particularly in the context of religious homophobia and hostility toward homosexuality. Twenty-one LGB Christians participated in either a face-to-face interview or a qualitative survey; the data were analysed using thematic analysis. Wood, M.