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The Culture of Desire: Paradox and Perversity in Gay Lives Today

by Frank Browning

Is there such a thing as an American gay culture--a set of styles, values, and behaviors that arises not from ethnicity or religion but from sexual orientation? How is that culture transmitted? And how is it likely to survive the depredations of homophobia and AIDS? These questions are explored by Browning, a reporter for NPR.

Good Taste, Bad Taste, Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life

by Frank Browning

Many Christians regard artistic taste as a matter of religious indifference, irrelevant to theological conviction. Brown insists otherwise, arguing that in responding to art, we may draw nearer to or pull away from God and other believers.Brown challenges Christian readers to cultivate an aesthetic discipline flexible enough to forge fresh ecumenical artistic styles but rigorous enough to ward off the cliches of kitsch, old and new.

A Queer Geography

by Frank Browning

The Author of the best-selling The Culture of Desire journeys into the minds of gay men in America and around the world to discover how their lives - and their desires - are shaped by the time, place, and culture in which they live.

Religious Aesthetics: A Theological Study of Making and Meaning

by Frank Browning

Many modes of religious expression and experience have a markedly aesthetic component, even though aesthetic delight itself often appears to be free of moral or religious interests. In this ground-breaking work, Frank Burch Brown shows how aesthetics, no less than ethics, can play a central role in the study of religion and in the practice of theology.

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