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The Book of Queer Prophets by Ruth Hunt

The Book of Queer Prophets: 24 Writers on Sexuality and Religion

Ruth Hunt

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Imprint: William Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 28 May 2020
ISBN: 9780008360054

'A fascinating and thoughtful exploration of faith in the modern world. If you're wondering why it matters and how to make sense of it, read on.' Clare Balding

  • The ObserverBook of the Week
4 stars out of 5
21 Jun 2020

"This is a book that should be in every school, and probably handed out in every place of worship, too."

The collection is at its strongest when its contributors step away from mere reportage and become more playful in how they tell their stories, when the form of a personal essay itself is queered and subverted. Jarel Robinson-Brown’s epistolary contribution, Dustin Lance Black’s vivid description that feels like a monologue from a play, Keith Jarrett’s excellent use of form in 50 Observations on Avoidance all stand out, as does a stunning phrase from Phyll Opoku-Gyimah: “I stepped out of the walls of the church and into the expansive ministry of my queer black body.” This is a book that should be in every school, and probably handed out in every place of worship, too.

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