The Gay Science is regarded as the first fully developed presentation of Nietzsche’s mature philosophy. For the first time, it formulated the motifs later referred to as his "teachings,” including the death of God, the amor fati, the affirmation of life, the will to power, and perspectivism. G. Colli called it "Nietzsche’s most successful attempt at philosophical communication.” Its reception signaled the beginning of modern Nietzsche research.Die Fröhliche Wissenschaft gilt als das erste durchkomponierte Werk von Nietzsches reifer Philosophie. Sie formulierte erstmalig jene Motive, die man später zu seinen 'Lehren' verkürzte, darunter den Tod Gottes, das amor fati , die Lebensbejahung, den Willen zur Macht, den Perspektivismus. Schon Giorgio Colli sprach von "Nietzsches gelungenstem Versuch philosophischer Mitteilung". Mit ihrer Aufwertung begann auch die moderne Nietzscheforschung.
“God and the Gay Christian is a game changer. Winsome, accessible, and carefully researched, every page is brought to life by the author’s clear love for Scripture and deep, persistent faith. With this book, Matthew Vines emerges as one of my generation’s most important Christian leaders, not only on matters of sexuality but also on what it means to follow Jesus with wisdom, humility, and grace. Prepare to be challenged and enlightened, provoked and inspired. Read with an open heart and mind, and you are bound to be changed.” (Rachel Held Evans, author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood and Faith Unraveled)As a young Christian man, Matthew Vines harbored the same basic hopes of most young people: to someday share his life with someone, to build a family of his own, to give and receive love. But when he realized he was gay, those hopes were called into question. The Bible, he’d been taught, condemned gay relationships. Feeling the tension between his understanding of the Bible and the reality of his same-sex orientation, Vines devoted years of intensive research into what the Bible says about homosexuality. With care and precision, Vines asked questions such as:Do biblical teachings on the marriage covenant preclude same-sex marriage or not?How should we apply the teachings of Jesus to the gay debate?What does the story of Sodom and Gomorrah really say about human relationships?Can celibacy be a calling when it is mandated, not chosen?What did Paul have in mind when he warned against same-sex relations?Unique in its affirmation of both an orthodox faith and sexual diversity, God and the Gay Christian is likely to spark heated debate, sincere soul searching, even widespread cultural change. Not only is it a compelling interpretation of key biblical texts about same-sex relations, it is also the story of a young man navigating relationships with his family, hi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Vines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003849/bk_rand_003849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this innovative celebration of diversity and affirmation of individuality in animals and humans, Joan Roughgarden challenges accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation. A distinguished evolutionary biologist, Roughgarden takes on the medical establishment, the Bible, social science--and even Darwin himself. She leads the reader through a fascinating discussion of diversity in gender and sexuality among fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals, including primates. Evolution's Rainbow explains how this diversity develops from the action of genes and hormones and how people come to differ from each other in all aspects of body and behavior. Roughgarden reconstructs primary science in light of feminist, gay, and transgender criticism and redefines our understanding of sex, gender, and sexuality. A new preface shows how this witty, playful, and daring book has revolutionized our understanding of sexuality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004966/bk_adbl_004966_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Today the American family is under siege as never before. From the dramatic rise in illegitimacy, divorce, cohabitation, and single parenthood to the call for recognition of gay marriages, the traditional nuclear family is being radically challenged and undermined, along with the moral and legal consensus that once supported it. Many think it doesn't matter whether we preserve the nuclear family. Some even argue that its dissolution is a good thing - a liberation from repressive patriarchal authority. William J. Bennett maintains that, to the contrary, the dissolution of the American family is the fundamental crisis of our time. Americans like to think they are free to reinvent every aspect of family life without social or personal consequences. Yet, far from being strictly a matter of private choice, the integrity of families is, Bennett shows, a strong and legitimate interest of society at large. And, he argues, the monogamous nuclear family is not a repressive patriarchal institution, but quite the opposite: a precious and hard-won historical achievement, one that safeguards the interests of men, women, and children as no other arrangement yet devised. Rising above the jeremiads characteristic of so much contemporary public debate, The Broken Hearth provides a powerful affirmation of family life and the matchless benefits it bestows on individuals and society as a whole. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Park. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000152/bk_rand_000152_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The purpose of this book was to explore the lives of gay students after they had come out in college as little research has addressed this issue. Themes that emerged from this research included (a) coming-out is not a one-time occurrence, but instead a dynamic process that has been, and continues to be, influenced by the variety of experiences, (b) students arrive at college with certain preconceptions of college life. Coming-out introduces many new experiences for gay students and leads them to develop new expectations of college, and (c) throughout their coming-out process students work to integrate their gay identity into their overall identity and this level of integration varies. Major results of this study led the author to conclude that (a) a persons cornerstone, an individual or group from whom affirmation was most desired, seems to have the most profound impact on continued identity development, (b) the size and culture of some colleges create additional identity challenges, (c) positive exposure to gay individuals and culture while growing up may impact the timing of a persons coming-out, and the speed and depth for identity integration.
Liberal Constitutionalism, Marriage, and Sexual Orientation: A Contemporary Case for Dis-Establishment uses constitutional theory and political philosophy to shed light on an elusive feature of American jurisprudence: the establishment of a sectarian preference in the law to the detriment of American citizens who happen to be gay or lesbian and who wish to exercise their fundamental right to marry. Reviewing aspects of liberal-democratic theory, marriage law, and pertinent analogies that deal with the right to marry, Gordon Albert Babst presents the notion of the "shadow establishment," which makes the best sense of a constitutional affirmation of bias against same-sex marriage and gay persons in the law.
This book explores the process of men reconciling their spirituality and homosexuality. Using an organic transpersonal research method, 12 gay men participated as coresearchers in semi-structured interviews. The major themes of the study were: Self-denial, Exploration, Affirmation, and Self-acceptance. Some of the ancillary themes were: Early spiritual connection, Early awareness of same-sex attraction, Early awareness of societal/familial attitudes about gayness, Rejection by others because of gayness, and Lack of models for how to be. Coresearchers were also asked questions to illuminate shifting meaning ascribed to spirituality and gayness over time. The majority reported that the meaning of gayness had become more positive over time. Less homogeneity was found in the shifting meaning of spirituality. The research project supports that the spiritual journey of gay men has unique features, and posits new ways to research the intersections of homosexuality and spirituality.
Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons is an international organization for gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and intersex people who identify as members or ex-members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Affirmation holds that "homosexuality and homosexual relationships can be consistent with and supported by the Gospel of Jesus Christ." Under the name Affirmation: Gay Mormons United, the first Affirmation group was organized in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 11, 1977 by Stephan Zakharias and a group of other Mormon and ex-Mormons Gays and Lesbians. It was started after two friends of Zakharias (a gay Brigham Young University student) committed suicide after participating in electric shock therapy experiments administered by BYU's Psychology Department, spearheaded by Dr. D. Eugene Thorne and PhD candidate Max Ford McBride in 1976. The original group struggled to survive until 1978, when Paul Mortensen formed the Los Angeles chapter. Through the influence of the Los Angeles chapter, Affirmation groups appeared in many cities around the country.
This book is a historically informed and textually grounded study of the connections between Montaigne, the inventor of the essay, and Nietzsche, who thought of himself as an "attempter." In conversation with the Essais , Nietzsche developed key themes of his oeuvre: experimental scepticism, gay science, the quest for drives beneath consciousness, the free spirit, the affirmation of sexuality and the body, and the meaning of greatness.Robert Miner explores these connections in the context of Nietzsche's reverence for Montaigne-a reverence he held for no other author-and asks what Montaigne would make of Nietzsche. The question arises from Nietzsche himself, who both celebrates Montaigne and includes him among a small number of authors to whose judgment he is prepared to submit.