Theological Amnesia and Same-Sex Love

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)


Adrian Thatcher in his chapter (‘Theological Amnesia and Same-Sex Love’) argues that recent generations have suffered from a loss of collective memory regarding how we reached the current and prolonged culture wars about sex. He contends that the pervasive belief in the existence of two opposite sexes is an early modern assumption that has persisted into the twenty-first century; both heterosexuality and homosexuality, he contends, are recent constructions based upon it. His chapter continues by arguing that the churches have nothing to fear from the replacement of the modern sex binary by a continuum that embraces gender, sex and orientation.

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  1. 1.University of ExeterExeterUK

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