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Blessed Bi Spirit : Bisexual People of Faith - Debra R. Kolodny

Blessed Bi Spirit

Bisexual People of Faith

By: Debra R. Kolodny (Editor)

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Published: 1st April 2000
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Blessed with the possibility of a love that transcends the socially constructed boundary of gender identity (masculine/feminine) and the biologically constructed boundary of sex (male/female), bisexual persons speak to a number of theological principles as no others can.

Reflecting a wide spectrum of religious traditions and spiritual paths -- including Buddhist, Hindu, 12-Step, Pagan, Indigenous, Christian, and Jewish -- more than 30 contributors speak about the intersections of their faith practice and their sexual orientation. Some write about struggles in their denomination to be "out" as bisexuals. Others find their capacity to love both woman and men rooted in their faith traditions. Still others create new prayers and rituals to widen the boundaries of their faith practice.

While there have been many anthologies devoted to the specific spiritual inheritance of heterosexual women, lesbians, and gay men, this is the first such anthology in which bisexual persons speak for themselves. Contributors share rich insights on achieving wholeness, balance, and integration, on reconciling transcendence and immanence, on sacred sexuality, crossing boundaries, and living fully in one's calling.

Acknowledgments
Foreword: Conjectures of a Supportive Bi-Stander
Introductionp. 1
Sacre Coeurp. 9
The Holy Leper and the Bisexual Christianp. 11
God Is a Divine Androgenp. 17
Bi God: Rediscovering an Ancient Selfp. 21
Whereto, My Beloved?p. 33
From Darkness to Gateway: A Journey toward the Lightp. 42
I Can Love all the Faces of G-dp. 47
Look to This Dayp. 53
Is It Too Much To Ask?p. 65
Jesus, Bread, Wine and Roses: A Bisexual Feminist at the Catholic Workerp. 78
I am Goddess and God, Therefore I am Bip. 89
Lovemakingp. 101
Hear, I Pray You, This Dream Which I Have Dreamedp. 103
Merging Candles: From Dualism into Allp. 114
From Orientation to Orienteeringp. 118
Harlot for the Queen of Heavenp. 124
Excerpts from Capacity to Enter: A Solo Performancep. 134
Aphrodite Urania: Blurring Lines, Crossing Boundariesp. 144
Living in the Marginsp. 151
Movie Mecca: Confessions of an Amphibian Life Formp. 161
Your Love Amazes Mep. 174
A Bisexual Feminist Spiritualityp. 184
A Life of Passion and Compassionp. 192
Untitledp. 197
If You Do Not Tell the Truth, It Will Strangle Youp. 199
Erotic Spiritualitiesp. 203
From Fundamentalism to Freedomp. 218
A Word We Cannot Yet Speak - A Word We Must Now Speak: Bisexuality and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)p. 226
From Minister to Sex Radical: Further (Mis)Adventures of a Lesbian-Identified Bisexual Fag Hagp. 239
The Fear of Growing Thingsp. 249
Full Circlep. 255
My Proclivities: Buddhism, Bisexuality, Theory, Actionp. 262
The Goddess Blesses All Forms of Lovep. 269
Contributorsp. 274
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ISBN: 9780826412317
ISBN-10: 0826412319
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st April 2000
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 1.0