The Monk and the Skeptic: Dialogues on Sex, Faith, and Religion

The Monk and the Skeptic: Dialogues on Sex, Faith, and Religion

Frank Browning


Through his provocative and influential paintings, such a lot significantly The tradition of Desire and A Queer Geography, Frank Browning has confirmed himself to be an erudite and highbrow author with deep insights into the fusion of tradition and identity.

In his new e-book The Monk and the Skeptic, Browning examines the intersection of sexuality and faith throughout the framework of conversations among the writer and a homosexual priest to debate the character of secular and religious friendship; spiritual inspiration on same-sex marriage; the relation of the physique to God; the venture of charity enacted via the drag troop Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence; the biblical prohibitions on wrong pleasures of the physique; and the heritage of the way the church has considered the physique and wish. Browning manages to usher in a number of impacts to his dialogue: Descartes, Locke, Greek delusion, Christian fable, Buddhist delusion, Harry Potter, St. Thomas Aquinas, in addition to glossy writers like Jeanette Winterson, John Boswell, and Daniel Mendelsohn. the result's an enticing, well timed, and extremely glossy discourse on how the self and sexuality has been interpreted through the ages.

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