Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same-Sex Love

Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same-Sex Love is a passionate exploration of the history of Western religion as seen through the queer eye of one of the most widely acclaimed authors in gay spirituality. Drawing on recently discovered ancient sources, Will Roscoe offers a striking new view of Jesus as a charismatic mystic teaching about love and the kingdom of heaven. More

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About Will Roscoe

Will Roscoe received his Ph.D. in Historical Consciousness/Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. His first book, The Zuni Man- Woman (University of New Mexico Press) received the Margaret Mead Award of the American Anthropological Association and a Lambda Literary Award. He has since published Queer Spirits: A Gay Men’s Myth Book (Beacon) and Radically Gay: Gay Liberation in the Words of its Founder (Beacon) by Harry Hay. He is also co-editor of Islamic Homosexualities (New York University Press) and Boy-Wives and Female Husbands: Studies of African Homosexualities (St. Martin’s). In 1998, he published Changing Ones: Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America (St. Martin’s), a comprehensive study of the lives and cultures of Native American berdache, or two-spirit, people.

Roscoe has taught at UC/Berkeley, UC/Santa Cruz, San Francisco State University, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and Dominican College. From 1991-1995 he was an affiliated scholar at Stanford University’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University. In 2003, he received a Monette-Horowitz Award for lifetime achievement in combatting homophobia.

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