The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism

Paperback | May 1, 2002

byMark D. Jordan

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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.

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A 2000 Lambda Literary Award FinalistThe 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? Hi...

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A 2000 Lambda Literary Award Finalist"What Jordan accomplishes is nothing less than brilliant. . . *"The past decade has seen homosexual scandals in the Catholic Church becoming ever more visible as the Vatican's directives on homosexuality become ever more forceful, begging the question Mark D. Jordan tries to answer here: how can the...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:342 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:May 1, 2002Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226410439

ISBN - 13:9780226410432

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Table of Contents

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