The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism by Mark D. JordanThe Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism by Mark D. Jordan

The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism

byMark D. Jordan

Paperback | May 1, 2002

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A 2000 Lambda Literary Award Finalist

The past decade has seen homosexual scandals in the Catholic Church becoming ever more visible, and the Vatican's directives on homosexuality becoming ever more forceful, begging the question Mark Jordan tries to answer here: how can the Catholic Church be at once so homophobic and so homoerotic? His analysis is a keen and readable study of the tangled relationship between male homosexuality and modern Catholicism.
Mark D. Jordan is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion at Emory University. He is the author of The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology and Blessing Same-Sex Marriage:The Perils of Queer Romance and the Confusions of Christian Marriage, both published by the University of Chicago Press.
Title:The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern CatholicismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:342 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:May 1, 2002Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0226410439

ISBN - 13:9780226410432


Table of Contents

1. The Pope Converts: imafination, Bureaucracy, Silence
2. Teaching by Threatening
3. Bureaucratic Morals
4. Living Inside
5. Memoirs of Priestly Sodomy
6. Reproducing "Father"
7. Clerical Camp
8. Reiteration, or The Pleasures of Obedience
9. Repentence, or Schools for New Speech
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