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Just Good Friends: Towards a Lesbian and Gay Theology of Relationships Paperback – 1 May 1995


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Mowbray (1 May 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 026467328X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0264673288
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,128,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Wilshere on 31 Dec. 2011
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This is the first book I've read which truly subverts both the dominant hetero-normative and gay-rights agendas. Stuart's argument is highly original: she examines lesbian and gay experiences as a way of deepening our understanding of all relationships, rather than as a way of supporting more conventional claims for gay rights, which tend simply to mimic hetero-normative concepts (evident in particular in the debate over marriage). The author asks us to reconsider the apartheid between our "non-sexual" and our "sexual" relationships, and proposes a healthier and more inclusive Christian attitude of embodied love, affection, mutuality, and commitment over against our present dualistic and patriarchal bonds.
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Going back to the beginning to challenge assumed truths. 16 Feb. 1999
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When I read this book, I wanted to cry. Here was an author who understood me, my thinking, and my need to get to the roots of my faith. Stuart begins by time-traveling back to the beginning of Christianity and explains how our current system was developed. She then questions the "rightness" of these developments, and offers new options for how Christians look at relationships. If you have ever wondered what is essential to the Christian faith and what has been unnecessarily added through a heterosexual-male-dominated history, you MUST read this book.
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