In a diatribe delivered to the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly in 1974, Leon David Levision preached that sex without love was ‘mutual exploitation and despoliation.’
Religion and Sexuality
The Corrupter of Boys: Sodomy, Scandal and the Medieval Clergy
Scandal-averse policies have enabled the widespread sexual abuse of boys and male adolescents within the Church.
A surprisingly prevalent theme in late English medieval literature and culture: the celebration of the Virgin Mary’s sexuality.
Queer Encounters in the Garden
A popular 1912 hymn imagines a close encounter with Christ and reveals the queer possibilities within evangelical Protestant liturgy and devotion.
Queer Nuns: Religion, Activism, and Serious Parody
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are an unaffiliated, non-celibate order of queer, activist nuns.
Desire Work: Ex-Gay and Pentecostal Masculinity in South Africa
Desire Work documents the lives of mostly white, ex-gay Pentecostal men in Cape Town, South Africa.
Anticipating Sin in Medieval Society
Anticipating Sin in Medieval Society explores early medieval understandings of sin, looking in particular at childhood, sexuality and violence.