Book List

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Aldrich Robert Colonialism and Homosexuality Routledge, 2002

Alexander, Marilyn Bennett, and James Preston. We Were Baptized Too: Claiming God’s Grace for Lesbians and Gays (Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press).

Alison, James: Faith Beyond Resentment: Fragments Catholic and Gay(Darton Longman Todd, 2001) 239 pages*

Alison, James: On Being Liked (Darton Longman Todd, 2003) 168 pages*

Alison, James:  Undergoing God: Dispatches from the Scene of a Break-in (Darton Longman Todd, 2005)*

Alison, James: Broken Hearts New Creations: Intimations of a Great Reversal(Darton Longman Todd)*

Althaus – Reid, Marcella: Liberation Theology and Sexuality (Reclaiming Liberation Theology) ( Ashgate Publishing Limited)

Althaus – Reid, Marcella: Indecent Theology (Routledge)

Althaus – Reid, Marcella: The Queer God (God the Homosexual) (Routledge)

Althaus-Reid, Marcella From Feminist Theology to Indecent Theology SCM 2004

Althaus-Reid, Marcella and Isherwood, Lisa The Sexual Theologian: A Primer in Radical Sex and Queer Theology T&T Clark, 2005

Althaus-Reid, Marcella  Controversies in Body Theology (Controversies in Contextual Theology) 

Althaus-Reid, Marcella, and Lisa Isherwood (eds). 2009. Trans/formations  (Controversies in Contextual Theology) London: SCM Press. (Review by Sarah Jane Jones)*


Beattie, Tina, The New Catholic Feminisim Theology, Gender Theory and Dialogue  (Review by Grahan Ward)

Beattie, Tina, God’s Mother, Eve’s Advocate:a gynocentric refiguration of Marian symbolism in engagement with Luce Irigaray, CCSRG Monograph Series 3, Dept of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol, 1999.

Beattie, Tina, Rediscovering MaryInsights from the Gospels Burns & Oates, 1995.

Beattie, Tina, Eve’s Pilgrimage: a Woman’s Quest for the City of God. Burns & Oates/Continuum 2002

Beattie, Tina The Last Supper According to Martha and Mary Continuum/ Burns & Oates 2001

Beattie Jung, Patricia (ed): Sexual Diversity and Catholicism: Toward the Development of Moral Theology  (The Liturgical Press, 2002)

Bohache, Thomas: Christology from the Margins(SCM Press, 2009)*

Boisvert, Donald: Sanctity And Male Desire: A Gay Reading Of Saints

Boisvert, Donald: Out on Holy Ground: Meditations on Gay Men’s Spirituality (Pilgrim Press, 2001) 148 pages

Boisvert, Donald L., and Jay Emerson Johnson: Queer Religion (Praeger).

Boswell, John: Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century  (University of Chicago Press, 1980) 424 pages

Boswell, John: The Marriage of Likeness: Same-sex Unions in Pre-modern Europe (Harper-Collins, 1994) 412 pages

Bouhdiba, Abdelwahab:  Sexuality in Islam, Saqi Books, 1998.

Bouldrey, Brian: Wrestling with the Angel: Faith and Religion in the Lives of Gay Men(Riverhead Books)

Brawley, Robert (ed), Biblical Ethics and Homosexuality: Listening to Scripture, John Knox Press, 1996.

Browne, Kath:  Queer Spiritual Spaces

Burrus, Virginia: Sex Lives of Saints: An Erotics of Ancient Hagiography U of Pennsylvania 200


Carden, Michael. Sodomy: A History of a Christian Biblical Myth  (Bibleworld) (Equinox)

Chellew-Hodge, Candace: Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians 192 pages

Cheng, Patrick S. Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology (Seabury Books)

Cherry, Kittredge: Jesus in Love

Cherry, Kittredge:  Art That Dares: Gay Jesus, Woman Christ, and More (AndroGyne Press, 2007) 100 pages

Cherry, Kittredge, and Zalmon O. Sherwood: Equal Rites: Lesbian and Gay Worship, Ceremonies and Celebrations(Westminster/John Knox Press).

Clark, J. Michael: A Defiant Celebration: Theological Ethics and Gay Sexuality (Tangelwüld Press).

Clark, J. Michael: Defying the Darkness: Gay Theology in the Shadows (Resource Publications)

Clark, J. Michael. Beyond Our Ghettos: Gay Theology in Ecological Perspective (Pilgrim Press)

Clark, J. Michael. A Place to Start: Toward and Unapologetic Gay Liberation Theology (Monument Press)

Cleaver, Richard: Know My Name: Gay Liberation Theology (Westminster John Knox Press, 1995) 161 pages

Coleman, Gerald: Homosexuality: Catholic Teaching and Pastoral Practice(Paulist Press, 1995) 207 pages

Collins, Raymond F: Sexual Ethics and the New Testament: Behaviour and Belie  (Crossroads, 2000 )

Comstock, Gary David, &Henking, Susan E. Que(e)rying Religious Studies: A Critical Anthology (Continuum, 1999) 552 pages 

Comstock, Gary David: Unrepentant, Self-affirming, Practicing: Lesbian/Bisexual/Gay People within Organised Religion

Comstock, Gary David: Gay Theology Without Apology

Comstock, Gary David: Whosever Church: Welcoming Gays and Lesbians Into African American Congregations

Gary D Comstock: The Work of a Gay College Chaplain: Becoming Ourselves in the Company of Others

Cornwall, Susannah. Controversies in Queer Theology (SCM)

Cornwall, Susannah: Sex and Uncertainty in the Body of Christ: Intersex Conditions and Christian Theology

Cotter, Jim: Pleasure, Pain & Passion: Some Perspectives on Sexuality and Spirituality (Cairns Publications, 1988)1993

Coulton, Nicholas, (ed) The Bible, the Church and Homosexuality(Darton Longman Todd, 2005)

Countryman, L.William: Dirt, Greed, and Sex: Sexual Ethics in the New Testament and Their Implications for Today (Fortress Press 2007 (revised edition) 290 pages)

Countryman, William and Ritter, Kathleen:  Gifted by Otherness: Gay and Lesbian Christians in the Church

Curoe, Carol: Are There Closets in Heaven?; A Catholic Father and Lesbian Daughter Share their Story

Crompton, Louis: Homosexuality and Civilization


De La Torre, Miguel A(ed): Out of the Shadows, into the Light: Christianity and Homosexuality (Chalice Press)

Drinkwater, GreggJoshua Lesser, and David Shneer. Torah Queeries Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible (New York University Press)

Duffy, Eamonn: Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes

Duncan, Geoffrey: Courage to Love: Liturgies for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community (Pilgrim Press)

Dzmura, Noach: Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community (North Atlantic Books)


Edwards, George R. Gay/Lesbian Liberation: A Biblical Perspective (Pilgrim Press).

Ellison, Marvin Mahan, and Kelly Brown Douglas, editors. Sexuality and the Sacred: Sources for Theological Reflection 2nd ed. (Westminster John Knox Press)


Farley, Margaret: Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics

Fletcher,  Lynne Y: The First Gay Pope and Other Records

Ford, Michael: Disclosures: Conversations Gay and Spiritual (Darton Longman Todd, 2004, 216 pages)

Fortunato, John E. Embracing the Exile: Healing Journeys of Gay Christians (Harper & Row) G

Gearhart, Sally Miller, and William Reagan Johnson. Loving women/loving men;: Gay liberation and the church (Glide Publications)

Gentilini, Joseph:  Hounded by God: A Gay Man’s Journey to Self-Acceptance, Love, and Relationship

Glaser, Chris: As My Own Soul: The Blessing of Same-Gender Marriage (Seabury Books)

Glaser, Chris: Coming Out to God: Prayers for Lesbians and Gay Men, Their Families and Friends (John Knox Press, 1991) 168 pages

Glaser, Chris:  Coming out As Sacrament

Glaser, Chris:  Come Home!: Reclaiming Spirituality and Community As Gay Men and Lesbians (Chi Rho Press).

Glaser, Chris:  The Word is Out: Daily Reflections on the Bible for Lesbians and Gay Men

Glaser, Chris: Uncommon Calling: Gay Christian’s Struggle to Serve the Church

Godfrey, Donal: Gays and Grays: The Story of the Gay Community at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish (Lexington Books, 2007, 195 pages)

Goss, Robert:  Jesus Acted Up: A Gay and Lesbian Manifesto (Harper & Row, 1993) 240 pages

Goss, Robert: Queering Christ: Beyond JESUS ACTED UP

Goss, Robert: Take Back the Word – A Queer Reading of the Bible

Gramick, Jeannine Furey, Pat (eds):The Vatican and Homosexuality : Reactions to the Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the pastoral care of Homosexual PersonsCrossroad, 1988

Gramick, Jeannine &Nugent, Robert: Building Bridges: Gay and Lesbian Reality and the Catholic Church  Twenty Third Publications, 1992

Gramick, Jeannine: Voices of Hope: A Collection of Positive Catholic Writings on Gay & Lesbian Issues Centre for Homophobia Education, 1995

Guest, DerynMona WestRobert E. Goss, and Thomas Bohache,(eds)The Queer Bible CommentaryLondon: SCM.


Haldeman, S. “A Queer Fidelity: Reinventing Christian Marriage.” Theology and Sexuality 13.2: 137–52.

Hanigan, James: Homosexuality: Test Case for Christian Sexual Ethics  (Theological Inquiries) (Paulist Press, 1988)

Hanks, Tom: The Subversive Gospel: A New Testament Commentary of Liberation (Pilgrim Press)

Hanvey, John Michael: Prayed Out: God in Dark Places

Hasbany, Richard: Homosexuality and Religion (Haworth Press, 1990) 231 pages

Heacock, Anthony:  Jonathan Loved David: Manly Love in the Bible and the Hermeneutics of Sex (Sheffield Phoenix Press)

Helminiak,Daniel: What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality
(Alamo Square Press, 1994 ) 149 pages

Helminiak,Daniel:  Sex and the Sacred: Gay Identity and Spiritual Growth
(Harrington Park Press, 2006) 235 pages

Henson, John: The Gay Disciple: Jesus’ Friend Tells It His Own Way (O Books, 2007)

Heyward, Carter:  Speaking of Christ: A Lesbian Feminist Voice Edited by Ellen C. Davis. (Pilgrim Press)

Heyward, Carter:    Saving Jesus From Those Who Are Right

Heyward, Carter:   Touching Our Strength: The Erotic as Power and the Love of God

Horner, Tom: Jonathan Loved David: Homosexuality in Biblical Times

Hubble, Christopher: Lord Given Lovers:the Holy Union of David & Jonathan (Hubble Books, 2003).

Hunt, Mary: Fierce Tenderness: Feminist Theology of Friendship (Crossroad, 1991)


Isherwood, Lisa & Stuart, Elisabeth Introducing Body Theology (Sheffield academic Press, 1998)

Isherwood, Lisa, and Mark D. Jordan, editors. Dancing Theology in Fetish Boots: Essays in Honour of Marcella Althaus-Reid (SCM Press)

Isherwood, Lisa, and Marcella Althaus-Reid. Trans/Formations  (SCM Press)

Isherwood, Lisa: The Power of Erotic Celibacy: Queering Heterosexuality  (T & T Clark

Isherwood, Lisa. The Sexual Theologian: A Primer in Radical Sex and Queer Theology


Jennings, Theodore W. Jacob’s Wound: Homoerotic Narrative in the Literature of Ancient Israel (Continuum)

Jennings, Theodore W. Plato or Paul?: The Origins of Western Homophobia

Jennings, Theodore W. The Man Jesus Loved (Pilgrim Press)

Jennings, Theodore W. Transforming Atonement: A Political Theology of the Cross

Jonson, Toby: Gay Perspective: Things Our Homosexuality Tells Us About the Nature of God and the Universe

Jonson, Toby: Gay Spirituality: The Role of Gay Identity in the Transformation of Human Consciousness (White Crane )

Jordan, Mark: The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology  (University of Chicago Press, 1997)

Jordan, Mark:  The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism (University of Chicago Press, 2000)

Jordan, Mark:  Blessing Same-sex Unions: The Perils of Queer Romance and the Confusions of Christian Marriage(Univ of Chicago Press)

Jordan, Mark: Recruiting Young Love: How Christians Talk About Homosexuality . Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Jordan, Mark D.Meghan T. Sweeney, and David M. Mellott, editors.Authorizing Marriage?: Canon, Tradition, and Critique in the Blessing of Same-Sex Unions Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Jordan, Mark D: Telling Truths in Church: Scandal, Flesh, and Christian Speech


Kamitsuka, Margaret D: The Embrace of Eros: Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in Christianityy Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.

Karslake, DanielHelen Mendoza, and Nancy Kennedy. For The Bible Tells Me So [DVD]  New York: First Run Features. (film)

Keenan, James(ed): Catholic Ethicists on HIV/AIDS Prevention (Continuum, 2000)

Keenan, James:  History of Catholic Moral Theology in the Twentieth Century: From Confessing Sins to Liberating Consciences

Kelly, Kevin: New Directions in Sexual Ethics: Moral Theology and the Challenge of AIDS (Geoffrey Chapman, 1998)

Kelly, Kevin: From a Parish Base: Essays in Moral and Pastoral Theology (DLT, 1999)

Kelly, Michael B: Seduced by Grace: Contemporary spirituality, Gay experience and Christian faith

Knust, Jennifer Wright. Unprotected Texts: The Bible’s Surprising Contradictions about Sex and DesireNew York: HarperOne.

Kuefler, Mathew (ed.) The Boswell Thesis: Essays on Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality ‘ University of Chicago Press, 2006 

Kundtz, David, and Bernard Sloan Schlager: Ministry Among God’s Queer Folk: LGBT Pastoral Care (Pilgrim Press)


L’Empereur, James: Spiritual Direction & The Gay Person (Geoffrey Chapman, 1998)

Lamp, Walter: Biblical Sex, What the Bible Says and Doesn’t Say About Sex and MarriageLings, K. Renato: Love Lost in Translation: Homosexuality and the Bible

Lopata, Mary Ellen:  Fortunate Families: Catholic families with lesbian daughters and gay sons (Trafford Publishin, 2006) 180 pages

Loughlin, Gerard, (ed)Queer Theology: Rethinking the Western Body
.  Malden, Mass: Blackwell Pub

 Lynch, Bernard: A Priest on Trial Bloomsbury, 1993

Lynch, Bernard: If it Wasn’t Love: Sex, Death and God


Macourt, Malcolm. Towards a Theology of Gay Liberation. London: SCM.

Macwilliam, Stuart. Queer Theory and the Prophetic Marriage Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible (BibleWorld) . Sheffield, U.K.: Equinox.

Marshall, Paul Victor. Same-Sex Unions: Stories and Rites Church Pub.

Martin, Dale B. Sex and the Single Saviour: Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation annotated Edition by Martin, Dale B. published by Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S. (2006)
Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press.

McGinley, DuganActs of Faith, Acts of Love: Gay Catholic Autobiographies as Sacred Texts
(Continuum, 2004)

McNaught, Brian: On Being Gay: Thoughts on Family, Faith, and Love (Stonewall Inn Editions)
 (St Martin’s Press, 1988)

McNaught, Brian: “Sex Camp”

McNeill, John: The Church and the Homosexual
(new ed) Beacon Press, 1996

McNeill, John: Freedom, Glorious Freedom: The Spiritual Journey to the Fullness of Life For Gays, Lesbians, and Everybody Else
 (Beacon Press, 1995)

McNeill, JohnBoth Feet Firmly Planted in Midair: My Spiritual Journey

McNeill, John: Taking a Chance on God: Liberating Theology for Gays, Lesbians and Their Lovers, Families and Friends Beacon Press, 1988, 1996

McNeill, John: Sex As God Intended  Lethe Press, 2008 

Michaelson, Jay. God vs. Gay?: The Religious Case for Equalityy Beacon Press.

Miner, Jeff, and John Tyler Connoley. The Children Are Free: Reexamining the Biblical Evidence on Same-Sex Relationships (LifeJourney Press)

Mollenknott, Virginia Ramey Omnigender: A Trans-Religious Approach

Monette, Maurice: Confessions of a Gay Married Priest: A Spiritual Journey

Moore, Gareth OP:  The Body in Context: Sex and Catholicism
(Continuum Books, 2001)

Moore, Gareth OP: A Question of Truth : Christianity & Homosexuality
(Continuum Books, 2003) (Scripture, Theology, Sexuality)

Moore, Stephen D.  God’s Beauty Parlor: And Other Queer Spaces in and Around the Bible  Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.


Naphy, William G: Born to Be Gay: A History of Homosexuality

Nelson, James B:  Crossing Over: Liberating the Transgendered Christian Pilgrim Press.

Nelson, James B., and Sandra P. Longfellow, editors. Sexuality and the Sacred: Sources for Theological Reflection

Nissenen, Marti Homoeroticism in the Biblical World: An Historical Perspective

Noort, Edward, and Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar. Sodom’s Sin: Genesis 18-19 and Its Interpretations  Brill.

Nyland, Ann. Study New Testament For Lesbians, Gays, Bi, And Transgender (Smith and Stirling).


O’Brien, Glen:Praying from the Margins: Biblical Reflections of a Gay Man
(The Columbia Press, Dublin. 2001)

O’Neill, Craig, and Kathleen Ritter. Coming Out within: Stages of Spiritual Awakening for Lesbians and Gay Men San Francisco, CA: Harper SanFrancisco.

O’Neill, Dennis Passionate Holiness: Marginalized Christian Devotions for Distinctive Peoples


Patterson, Linda J. Hate Thy Neighbor: How the Bible is Misused to Condemn Homosexuality

Peddicord, Richard: Gay and Lesbian Rights: A Question–Sexual Ethics or Social Justice? (Sheed & Ward, 1996)

Perry, Troy, with Charles L. Lucas.The Lord Is My Shepherd and He Knows I’m Gay: The Autobiography of the Reverend Troy D. Perry Nash Publishing.

Pomfrett, Scott:  Since My Last Confession: A Gay Catholic Memoir
(Arcade Publishing, 2008)


Quattrocchi, Angelo:  The Pope is Not Gay!

R Ramer, Andrew. Queering the Text: Biblical, Medieval, and Modern Jewish Stories. Lethe Press.

Ramer, Andrew: Gay Soul: Finding the heart of gay spirit and nature

Ramer, Andrew: Two Flutes Playing: A Spiritual Journeybook for Gay Men (White Crane )

Robinson, Geoffrey: Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic Church: Reclaiming the Spirit of Jesus (The Columba Press, 2007)

Rogers, Eugene F. Sexuality and the Christian Body: Their Way into the Triune God. Oxford: Blackwell

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

Rudy, Kathy: Sex and the Church: Gender, Homosexuality and the Transformation of Christian Ethics


Scanzoni, Letha, and Virginia R. Mollenkott. Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?? Revised and Updated: Positive Christian Response, A (Updated and revised in 1994.)

Schinnick, Maurice: This Remarkable Gift: Being Gay and Catholic
(Allen & Unwin, 1998)

Scroggs, Robin: The New Testament and Homosexuality (Augsburg Fortress, 1984)

Sharpe, Keith.  The Gay Gospels: Good News for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered People O-Books. 

Shelton,David W.  The Rainbow Kingdom: Christianity & The Homosexual Reconciled: Christianity & the Homosexual Reconciled  

Siker, Jeffrey L: Homosexuality and Religion: An Encyclopedia Smith, Richard: AIDS, Gays, And the American Catholic Church The Pilgrim Press, 1994

Sphero, M.W. The Gay Faith: Christ, Scripture, and Sexuality Herms Press.

Spong, John Shelby. Living in Sin?: A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality Harper & Row.

Stevenson, Thomas B:  Sons of the Church: The Witnessing of Gay Catholic Men

Stone, Ken, editor. Queer Commentary and the Hebrew Bible (Library Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies) Pilgrim Press.

Stone, Ken: Practicing Safer Texts: Food, Sex, and Bible in Queer Perspective   T & T Clark International.

Stone, Ken. Sex, Honor and Power in the Deuteronomistic History JSOT Press.

Storey, William: A Book of Prayer: for Gay and Lesbian Christians (Crossroads, 2002 )

Stuart, Elisabeth: Daring to Speak Love’s Name: Celebration of Friendship Hamish Hamilton, 1992

Stuart, Elisabeth:Just Good Friends: Towards a Lesbian and Gay Theology of Relationships (Mowbray, 1995)

Stuart, Elisabeth: Christian Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender (Gracewing, 1995 )

Stuart, Elisabeth: People of Passion: What the Churches Teach About SexCo-authored with Thatcher, Adrian] (Mowbray, 1997)

Stuart, Elisabeth:Religion is a Queer Thing: Guide to the Christian Faith for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered People (Cassell, 1997)

Stuart, Elisabeth:Gay and Lesbian Theologies: Repetitions with Critical Difference

Sullivan, Andrew: Virtually Normal: An Argument About Homosexuality (Picador, 1995)

Sullivan, Andrew: Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and Survival(Chatto & Windus, 1998)

Sullivan, Andrew: Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con

P. Sweasey: From Queer to Eternity: Spirituality in the Lives of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People 


Tanis, Justin Edward.  Trans-Gendered: Theology, Ministry, and Communities of Faith . Cleveland, Ohio: Pilgrim Press.

Tigert, Leanne McCall, and Maren C. Tirabassi.  All Whom God Has Joined: Resources for Clergy and Same-Gender Loving Couples  Pilgrim Press.

Tigert, Leanne McCall, and Maren C. Tirabassi. Transgendering Faith: Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality  Pilgrim Press.


Vasey, M: Strangers and Friends: New Exploration of Homosexuality and the Bible

Via, Dan Otto, and Robert A. J. Gagnon. Homosexuality and the Bible: Two Views Fortress Press.


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

Wilson, Nancy L. Our Tribe: Queer Folks, God, Jesus, and the Bible (Updated and revised in 2000.)

Wink, Walter, editor. Homosexuality and Christian Faith: Questions of Conscience for Churches Augsburg Fortress.

Woods, Richard: Another Kind of Love: Homosexuality and Spirituality  (St Thomas More Press, 1988)   (Page updated July 2012)



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