Behold I Make All Things New: How Judaism, Christianity and Islam affirm the dignity of queer identities and sexualities
Devdutt Pattanaik Edited by Rev'D J P Mokgethi - Heath and Rev'D Loraine Tulleken
- ISBN : 9789353574550
- year : 2019
- language : English
- binding : Hardbound
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In 2015, a historic panel discussion took place at the global Festival of Theology held in Sweden. Its objective was to examine what the sacred texts of the Abrahamic faiths - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - had to say about human sexuality. Behold, I Make All Things New is the outcome of the effort. This is a landmark work that recasts religion - especially Abrahamic faiths - as an ally and not an adversary of queer emancipation, and thus significantly informs the secular and legal movements for LGBTQ rights around the world. It follows in the same vein as I Am Divine, So Are You (2017), which put forth perspectives on sexuality from the Karmic faiths of Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Hinduism, and played a small but significant role in the reading down of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Taken together, the two groundbreaking books expand the conversation between world religions and human sexuality to a truly global level.