Best Read [Andrew Marin] ↠ Us Versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion and the LGBT Community || [Philosophy Book] PDF ↠


  • Title: Us Versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion and the LGBT Community
  • Author: Andrew Marin
  • ISBN: 9781631466199
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback

  • Would you believe that 86 percent of LGBT people from the proud marcher at the Pride Parade to the quiet, closeted teen spent their childhood in church More than half of them left those religious commu nities as adults three out of four would be happy to come back.For decades now we have found our selves caught up in a culture war us versus them Good news there is nWould you believe that 86 percent of LGBT people from the proud marcher at the Pride Parade to the quiet, closeted teen spent their childhood in church More than half of them left those religious commu nities as adults three out of four would be happy to come back.For decades now we have found our selves caught up in a culture war us versus them Good news there is no them Our culture war has been a civil war Us versus Us And there is a path toward meaningful peace.Andrew Marin brings the startling findings of his largest ever scientific survey of the religious history, practices, and beliefs of the LGBT community Marin s findings offer clear direction for both sides of a long cultural battle to meet in the middle, sacrificing neither conviction nor integrity as they rediscover the things they have in common and the hope found in Christ alone.Original, groundbreaking research into the religious lives and beliefs of the LGBT community.
    Andrew Marin
    While working towards a doctorate degree at Moody Graduate School, Andrew P Marin, founded The Marin Foundation a non profit organization that seeks to build bridges between the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender GLBT and religious communities He and his wife, Brenda, live in the Boystown neighborhood of Chicago.


    Commentaires:

    Katherine
    As someone with little religious inclination, this book didn't speak to me. The author's desire for reconciliation between the two communities and neutrality in the discussion too often led to a simple fact being overlooked: the two parties are not equal. One party is the oppressor and the other the oppressed. It is why Marin's "I'm sorry" campaign worked so well and why this book does not.

    Misty
    So, I am going to try my hardest here to be nice, but I cannot promise anything. As a bisexual woman who also happens to be an ex-Christian, when I saw this book at my library, I was very intrigued, and I very stupidly let myself get my hopes up about this book. When I originally picked this book up, it appeared as though the author would be a member of the LGBT community, because of the whole us vs us thing, but that is not what my takeaway was. That is where the letdown began, but I could hone [...]

    Brian
    I've take a break from reading books on the whole topic of faith and sexuality for a couple years because I overdosed on it for too long, but I was doing a rare speaking engagement on the topic and wanted to check a quote I half remembered from Marin from years ago. I decided to buy the Kindle edition of the book and power read the book in only a couple hours. Marin is a complex figure in the ongoing Christian debate on homosexuality, his determination to not take sides makes him distrusted by b [...]

    David Peck
    I really appreciate Andrew Marin's writing style and insight. He is thoughtful, mindful, and his approach is filled with grace towards all. It's clear from his first book, and it continues into this one, that his desire is to bridge the divide and help build positive relational connections between LGBTQ people and the church. He recognizes the harm the church has done in the past, and he uses the results of his research to help us understand that we are more alike than we know. Nothing good come [...]

    Elizabeth
    I'd consider this a non-polemical must-read for anyone interested in the relationship between religion and the LGBT community, especially if they're in ministry.

    Eric
    Marin really hits his stride here, using some pretty extensive research to challenge the 'us vs. them' narrative present whenever the Church and the LGBTQ community interact. Perhaps the most personally challenging chapter was where Marin covers the role of prayer; he calls for LGBTQ people to pray with those in the church who disagree with their identity.

    Cory Isakson
    Important! This book is a case study in the spiritual nature, background and interests of LQBTQ people. They are Christian in greater number than you imagine!

    Samuel Lopez
    Being under 200 pages. This is a pretty short book, but it is full of information. I mean, this is a book about a research study on LGBT religious backgrounds, beliefs, and practices, but Marin does a great job at keeping the content from being dry. His findings caused me to stop reading and think about what I read, which is why you'll want to take your time with it.The 18 page appendix on LGBT Minorities and Their Religious Experiences alone is worth buying the book.

    Lorlor
    A great discussion. I loved how open ended Andrew Marin left this book, without assigning sides or painting everyone into black and white boxes.

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      Published :2018-06-12T08:35:31+00:00