Re-imagining bisexuality and Christianity: the negotiation of Christianity in the lives of bisexual women and men

Toft, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-3734-2242, 2014. Re-imagining bisexuality and Christianity: the negotiation of Christianity in the lives of bisexual women and men. Sexualities, 17 (5-6), pp. 546-564. ISSN 1363-4607

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Abstract

Research exploring non-heterosexual sexuality and Christianity has tended to conflate ‘lesbian and gay’, with ‘bisexual’, effacing the latter. This article explores how bisexual women and men in particular understand their Christianity, where they have been denied access to institutionalised Christianity and have re-imagined their faith. I examine how bisexuality is understood by popular Christian denominations and how respondents challenge these standpoints. The respondents reshaped their faith to be more inclusive of bisexuality and re-imagined their sexuality to fit with their religious faith. I draw upon data from 80 self-completion questionnaires and 20 in-depth interviews.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Sexualities
Creators: Toft, A.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 2014
Volume: 17
Number: 5-6
ISSN: 1363-4607
Identifiers:
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10.1177/1363460714526128DOI
Rights: © The Author(s) 2014. Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 04 Sep 2019 10:57
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 10:57
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37565

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