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Going to Heaven: The Life and Election of Bishop Gene Robinson

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A sharecropper’s son, Gene Robinson rose to become an Episcopal priest and later, the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Church. His election set off a worldwide firestorm of reaction, both positive and negative. Based on extensive interviews with Bishop Robinson and the people around him, Going to Heaven paints a portrait of the man who is, as he puts it, “neither th ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 27th 2006 by Soft Skull Press
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Richard
It may be a uniquely American success story: not long ago, who would have thought that the son of tobacco sharecroppers in Kentucky could become an Episcopal bishop? No one could have predicted that this boy, born poor, ill, and given little chance of survival, would in fact be elected and ordained 56 years later as the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Church, finding himself at the center of unprecedented positive and negative reaction in the religious world and beyond.
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Read, then donated to an Episcopal church library.
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Elizabeth (Beth) Adams is a writer, publisher, editor, and graphic designer. She is the founder of Phoenicia Publishing, a small independent press, and the former co-managing editor of qarrtsiluni online literary magazine. Her most recent publication is Annunciation (Phoenicia, 2015)an anthology which she edited, designed, and illustrated with original relief prints. She is the author of Going to ...more
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