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Coming Out as Sacrament

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Gay Christian author and activist Chris Glaser believes that sexual minorities, often denied their churches' traditional sacraments, have found unique access to the sacred in their lives: coming out of the closet. Glaser persuasively argues that coming out - as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered - has biblical precedence and sacramental dimensions. Using personal and ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Westminster John Knox Press
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Nov 23, 2009 Sandy rated it really liked it
This was an interesting look at coming out as a spiritual rite -- "a rite of vulnerability that reveals the sacred in our lives." By making ourselves vulnerable we act to renew our lives and our relationships with our faith communities and God.

I particularly liked the chapter on "Coming out in the Bible" which explains stories in the Bible as "coming out stories" -- not in a sexual sense but in that acceptance of self and vulnerability sense. They included Adam & Eve as coming out of innocen
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We used this as a book study for our local Ingegrity group. I fully embrace the idea that my sexuality informs my spiritual path and my ministry as I go through this life.
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Chris Glaser is a 1977 graduate of Yale Divinity School. He served as the director of the Lazarus Project, a ministry of reconciliation between the church and the LGBT community, from 1977-1987.

Since then he has published nine best-selling books and contributed to more than a dozen other books. Glaser's writings have appeared in many publications, including Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, The Atl
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