Living Out Sexuality and Faith

yours?; and (vii) How do you see yourself in relation to other men in Malaysia in general? The second category of my ... (ii) How do you live out your religious and/or spiritual beliefs as someone of your particular sexuality?;

Living Out Sexuality and Faith

Sexuality, religion and faith often have complex and conflicting interactions, on both personal and societal levels. Numerous studies have been conducted on queer subjects, but they have predominantly focused on ‘Western’ expressions of faith and queer identities. This book contributes to the wider scholarship on queer subjects by drawing on actual lived experiences of self-identifying gay and bisexual men in Malaysia. It discusses what we can learn from the realities of their lives that intersect with their religious, spiritual, theological or humanistic values in an Asian context. Analysed within the critical frameworks of queer theory and queer sexual theology, this study divulges the meanings ascribed to sexual identities and practices, as well as conceptualisations of masculinity, sexual desire, love and intimate physical connections. It also lays bare the complex negotiations between gender, desire and spirit, and how they can affect one another. Tying fascinating case studies and underexplored Asian theologies with wider conversations around sexuality and faith, this book will be of significant interest to scholars working in religious studies, theology, queer studies, sexuality studies and Asian studies.

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Living Out Sexuality and Faith
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Joseph N. Goh
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-15 - Publisher: Routledge

Sexuality, religion and faith often have complex and conflicting interactions, on both personal and societal levels. Numerous studies have been conducted on queer subjects, but they have predominantly focused on ‘Western’ expressions of faith and queer identities. This book contributes to the wider scholarship on queer subjects by drawing on
Becoming a Malaysian Trans Man
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Joseph N. Goh
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-23 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book explores the fluid, mutable and contingent ways in which transgender men in Malaysia construct their subjectivities. Against the dearth of academic resources on Malaysian trans men, this ground-breaking monograph is rooted in the lived experiences of Malaysian trans men whose vicissitudes have mostly been hidden, silenced and overlooked.
Doing Church at the Amplify Open and Affirming Conferences
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Joseph N. Goh
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-03 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book is a dedicated academic study of Amplify, a series of open and affirming Christian conferences in Asia that provides spaces of worship, support, fellowship, collaboration, and networking for LGBTIQ-affirming churches. Through a detailed analysis of narratives from fourteen Amplify frontliners comprising co-founders, hosts, organisers, co-organisers, speakers, consultants, and
Religion and Sexualities
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Sarah-Jane Page, Heather Shipley
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-29 - Publisher: Routledge

This book examines key themes and concepts pertaining to religious and sexual identities and expressions, mapping theoretical, methodological, and empirical dimensions. It explores the ways in which debates around sexuality and religion have been framed, and what research is still needed to expand the field as it develops. Through the
Gender and Sexuality Justice in Asia
Language: en
Pages: 227
Authors: Joseph N. Goh, Sharon A. Bong, Thaatchaayini Kananatu
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-15 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book brings together a group of innovative scholars examining the contemporary issue of effecting gender and sexuality justice in the context of Asia, consonant with engendering a just, equitable and sustainable development for all. These grassroots initiatives are woven through three complementary sections of the book: gender justice in