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Male Homosexualities and World Religions

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Pierre Hurteau
    Pages 1-6
  3. Pierre Hurteau
    Pages 7-30
  4. Pierre Hurteau
    Pages 31-59
  5. Pierre Hurteau
    Pages 61-83
  6. Pierre Hurteau
    Pages 85-124
  7. Pierre Hurteau
    Pages 125-156
  8. Pierre Hurteau
    Pages 157-175
  9. Pierre Hurteau
    Pages 177-183
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 185-267

About this book


The interest of this book lies at the very center of a recent deployment of homosexual liberation on a larger scale. The reader will be able to understand how each of the traditions studied articulates its own regulatory mechanisms of male sexuality in general, and homosexuality.


Christianity Islam world religions

About the authors

Pierre Hurteau is co-chair of the McGill University Health Centre Users Committee and is the chair of the Montreal Chest Institute In-patients Committee and a former lecturer at the University of Concordia

Bibliographic information


"Looking at Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam as well as Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Brazilian religions, Hurteau represents the varied voices that have had something to say about homosexual male relations in a fair and objective manner. Hurteau describes quite thoroughly what religious thinkers have expressed about marriage, gender relations, procreation, homoerotic fantasies, and special friendships. Throughout readers will hear Hurteau's own voice which is always inquisitive, appreciative, fair, and in several important ways also critical. This is an unusually knowledgeable and balanced book. It is as well an exceptionally wise and humane work." Frederick Bird, Research Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo, Canada and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Concordia University, Canada