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Faith and religion

Hunt, Stephen

Authors

Stephen Hunt Stephen3.Hunt@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in the Sociology of Religion



Contributors

David Paternotte
Editor

Manon Tremblay
Editor

Abstract

This chapter investigates the impact of LGBT activist groups within the major world religions. It focuses upon a number of crucial variables which shape mobilisation and levels of success:
- The views of a particular religion in the way that it connects with the surrounding culture, raising pertinent questions as to how culture has historically shaped that religion as part of a reciprocal and on-going process;
- How the major faiths engage with the expansion of sexual minority rights emerging from the secular liberal democratic context;
- The degree to which such attitudes in the past and present are buttressed by interpretation of specific proof texts found in respective scriptures.

Publication Date Sep 1, 2015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 234-271
Book Title The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism
ISBN 9781409457091
APA6 Citation Hunt, S. (2015). Faith and religion. In D. Paternotte, & M. Tremblay (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism, 234-271. Ashgate
Keywords LGBT, religion, activism, rights
Publisher URL http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409457091
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