Further Reading

Bibliography Compiled by Keegan Osinski

Brawley, Robert L. Biblical Ethics & Homosexuality: Listening to Scripture. 1st ed. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996.

Brownson, James V. Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships. Grand Rapids, Mich: WBEerdmans PubCo, 2013.

Cheng, Patrick S. Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology. 1 edition. Seabury Books, 2011.

———. Rainbow Theology: Bridging Race, Sexuality, and Spirit. New York: Seabury Books, 2013.

Conley, Garrard. Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family. Reprint edition. New York: Riverhead Books, 2017.

Coogan, Michael. God and Sex: What the Bible Really Says. Reprint edition. New York; London: Twelve, 2011.

Cornwall, Susannah. Sex and Uncertainty in the Body of Christ: Intersex Conditions and Christian Theology. Gender, Theology and Spirituality. London ; Equinox, 2010.

DeFranza, Megan K. Sex Difference in Christian Theology: Male, Female, and Intersex in the Image of God. Eerdmans, 2015.

DiNovo, Cheri. Qu(e)Erying Evangelism: Growing a Community from the Outside In. Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry. Cleveland, Ohio: Pilgrim Press, 2005.

Douglas, Kelly B. Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective. Maryknoll, N.Y: Orbis Books, 1999.

Ellison, Marvin M., and Kelly Brown Douglas, eds. Sexuality and the Sacred, Second Edition: Sources for Theological Reflection. 2nd edition. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010.

Farley, Margaret. Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics. F First Paperback Edition Used edition. London: Continuum, 2008.

Fausto-Sterling, Anne. Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World. 1 edition. New York: Routledge, 2012.

Goss, Robert E., and Mona West. Take Back the Word: A Queer Reading of the Bible. Cleveland, Ohio: The Pilgrim Press, 2000.

Guest, Deryn, Robert Goss, and Mona West, eds. The Queer Bible Commentary. SCM Press, 2015.

Gushee, David P. Changing Our Mind: Definitive 3rd Edition of the Landmark Call for Inclusion of LGBTQ Christians with Response to Critics. 3 edition. Read the Spirit Books, 2017.

Steve Harper, Holy Love: A Biblical Theology of Human Sexuality. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2019.

Harrison, Nonna Verna. God’s Many-Splendored Image: Theological Anthropology for Christian Formation. 59250th edition. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Academic, 2010.

Hartke, Austen. Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2018.

Himbaza, Innocent. The Bible on the Question of Homosexuality. Washington, D.C: Catholic University of America Press, 2012.

Hornsby, Teresa J., and Deryn Guest. Transgender, Intersex, and Biblical Interpretation. Semeia Studies ; Number 83. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016.

Isherwood, Lisa. The Power of Erotic Celibacy: Queering Heteropatriarchy. Queering Theology Series. London ; T & T Clark, 2006.

Jakobsen, Janet, and Ann Pellegrini. Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance. Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press, 2004.

Jordan, Mark. The Ethics of Sex. 1 edition. Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass: Wiley-Blackwell, 2002.

Jordan, Mark D. The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology. The Chicago Series on Sexuality, History, and Society. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1998. https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/I/bo3644992.html.

Kim-Kort, Mihee. Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2018.

Knust, Jennifer. Abandoned to Lust: Sexual Slander and Ancient Christianity. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.

Lee, Justin. Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate. Jericho Books, 2012.

Lightsey, Pamela R. Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2015.

Loughlin, Gerard, ed. Queer Theology: Rethinking the Western Body. Malden, MA ; Blackwell Pub, 2007.

Martin, Colby. Unclobber: Rethinking Our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality. First edition. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2016.

Michaelson, Jay. God vs. Gay?: The Religious Case for Equality. Queer Action/Queer Ideas. Boston: Beacon Press, 2011.

Mollenkott, Virginia Ramey, and Letha Dawson Scanzoni. Is the Homosexual My Neighbor? Revised and Updated: Positive Christian Response, A. San Francisco, Calif.: HarperOne, 1994.

Moon, Dawne. God, Sex, and Politics: Homosexuality and Everyday Theologies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Rogers, Jack. Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church. 1st ed. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006.

Schlager, Bernard, and David Kundtz. Ministry Among God’s Queer Folk, Second Edition: LGBTQ Pastoral Care. Cascade Books, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2019.

Shore-Goss, Robert Everett, Thomas Bohache, Patrick S. Cheng, and Ramona Faye West. Queering Christianity: Finding a Place at the Table for LGBTQI Christians. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger, 2013.

Soughers, Tara K. Beyond a Binary God: A Theology for Trans* Allies. Church Publishing, 2018.

Stone, Ken. Queer Commentary and the Hebrew Bible. 1st edition. London ; New York: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.

Tonstad, Linn Marie. Queer Theology: Beyond Apologetics. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, 2018.

Vines, Matthew. God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. Convergent Books, 2014.

White, Mel. Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America. Reprint edition. New York: Plume, 1995.

Wilcox, Melissa M. Coming Out in Christianity: Religion, Identity, and Community. First Edition edition. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003.

Wold, Donald J. Out of Order: Homosexuality in the Bible and the Ancient Near East. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Books, 1998.

Other resources

Compiled by Erin Moorman

LGBTQI2A+ Affirming Faith

  • Bible Trouble: Queer Reading at the Boundaries of Biblical Scholarship | K. Stone, T.J. Hornsby
  • Filled with the Spirit: Sexuality, Gender, and Radical Inclusivity in a Black Pentecostal Church Coalition | Ellen Lewin
  • For I Am Wonderfully Made: Texts on Eastern Orthodoxy and LGBT Inclusion | M. Cherniak, O. Gerassimenko, M. Brinkschröder, eds.
  • God and the Gay Christian | Matthew Vines
  • Included in Christ: Scripturally Unraveling the Apparent Incongruity Between Gay Christians and the Church’s Belief in “One Man, One Woman” | Cristy Perdue MD
  • Oriented to Faith | Tim Otto
  • Our Strangely Warmed Hearts: Coming Out into Gods Call | Karen P. Oliveto
  • Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith | Mihee Kim-Kort
  • Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity | The Rev Elizabeth M. Edman
  • Queerfully and Wonderfully Made: A Guide for LGBTQ+ Christian Teens | Leigh Finke
  • Queering Christianity: Finding a Place at the Table for LGBTQI Christians | R. Shore-Goss, T. Bohache, P. Cheng, M. West, eds.
  • Queering Wesley, Queering the Church | Keegan Osinski
  • Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology | Patrick Cheng
  • Rainbow Theology: Bridging Race, Sexuality, and Spirit | Patrick Cheng
  • Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism | Deborah Jian Lee
  • Take Back the Word: A Queer Reading of the Bible | Robert E. Goss
  • The Gospel of Inclusion, Revised Edition: A Christian Case for LGBT+ Inclusion in the Church | Brandan J. Robertson, David P. Gushee
  • Torn | Justin Lee
  • Unclobber | Colby Martin
  • Us Versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion and the LGBT Community | Andrew Marin
  • Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach between the Church and the LGBT community | Kathy Baldock
  • Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition | Steven Greenberg

Trans & Intersex Affirming Faith

  • In the Margins: A Transgender Man’s Journey with Scripture | Shannon T. L. Kearns
  • Sex and Uncertainty in the Body of Christ: Intersex Conditions and Christian Theology | Susannah Cornwall
  • Sex Difference in Christian Theology: Male, Female, and Intersex in the Image of God | Megan K. DeFranza
  • The Bible and the Transgender Experience: How Scripture Supports Gender Variance | Linda Herzer
  • This is My Body: Hearing the Theology of Transgender Christians | Christina Beardsley
  • Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians | Austin Hartke
  • Trans-Gender: Theology, Ministry, and Communities of Faith | Justin Sabia-Tanis
  • Transgender, Intersex, and Biblical Interpretation | Teresa J. Hornsby

For Allies

  • Beyond a Binary God: A Theology for Trans Allies | Tara K. Soughers
  • Made, Known, Loved: Developing LGBTQ-Inclusive Youth Ministry | Ross Murray
  • Mom, I’m Gay”: Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith | Susan Cottrell, Justin Lee
  • Supporting Trans People of Colour: How to Make Your Practice Inclusive | Sabah Choudrey
  • Trans Affirming Churches: How to Celebrate Gender-Variant People and Their Loved Ones | C. Beardsley, C. Dowd

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