Queer Redemption

How queerness changes everything we thought we knew about Christianity

Charlie Bell

978 1 915412 62 1
Hardback |192 pp |216 x 135 mm
Price: £16.99

978 1 915412 63 8
eBook |208 pp

‘A clarion call to kindness. A thoughtful and well-argued piece which should be read by those with faith or without.’

Sandi Toksvig

'Every so often, a person of faith comes long to prod and provoke the rest of us to stop taking small opportunities in our faith communities to be mean and, instead, to be brave in taking large opportunities to be generous. Only with such disturbing grace can our communities become places of genuine belonging rather than venues where people are made to merely ‘fit in’. Charlie Bell is such a person. If he continues to help us all self-scrutinise as Christians, and grow in spiritual intelligence and human empathy, as he does in this book, then long may his provocation thrive!'

The Very Revd Dr Mark Oakley

‘Charlie Bell’s Queer Redemption is a beautiful reminder that queerness is not just a gift for LGBTQIA people, but that queerness ultimately helps theology – including Anglican theology – to be true to its own stated aim of faith seeking reason. This is important reading for all who love the Church and who hope for its redemption.’

The Revd Dr Patrick S. Cheng

** This title is available for pre-order and will be released on February 27th **

What might happen, asks Charlie Bell, author of the acclaimed Queer Holiness, if what we know about queer lives, loves and relationships was taken as read, rather than treated as a matter of debate? From this starting point, how might we do and think things differently in Christian life, our theology, and in the Church as an institution? Following the apologetics approach of Queer Holiness, Queer Redemption looks to a future when the margins truly define the centre, where queerness is truly liberative for the whole church.

Charlie Bell is a Forensic Psychiatry Registrar, and also the John Marks Fellow, College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Medicine at Girton College, Cambridge. He is a priest in the Diocese of Southwark, Scholar in Residence at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York City, and a Research Fellow and Associate Tutor at St Augustine’s College of Theology. He is the author of Queer Holiness (DLT, 2022).
ISBNs: 9781915412621 978-1-915412-62-1 Title: queer redemption ISBNs: 9781915412638 978-1-915412-63-8 Title: queer redemption