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Escaping God's Closet

The Revelations of a Queer Priest [Hardback]

by Bernard Duncan Mayes

    • Author

      Bernard Duncan Mayes

    • Book Format

      Hardback

    • Publisher

      University of Virginia Press

    • Published

      March 2001

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      He survived a turbulent childhood in war-torn London, earned degrees with honors from Cambridge University, was ordained in the Church of England, became an Anglican worker-priest, and emigrated to the United States. He has been a prolific broadcaster for the BBC, helped organize the Public Broadcasting System in America, was a founding chairman of National Public Radio, and became a senior management consultant for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He designed and directed the first system of suicide and crisis counseling centers in California (a model for later centers nationwide) and helped found the Parsonage, an Episcopalian ministry on behalf of gay rights in the Castro district of San Francisco. And all the while, Bernard Duncan Mayes struggled to reconcile his views on sexuality - and his experience as a gay man - with his theological and cultural beliefs. In an entirely honest and engaging voice, Mayes offers considerably more than autobiographical recollections of his life as priest, journalist, university teacher and administrator, and gay rights activist.Throughout Escaping God's Closet, Bernard Mayes recounts how social and doctrinal oppression posed fundamental challenges to his own belief system, but led him to revelations about sexuality, Christianity, and the nature of human existence itself.

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      • Author

        Bernard Duncan Mayes

      • Book Format

        Hardback

      • Publisher

        University of Virginia Press

      • Published

        March 2001

      • Weight

        709g

      • Page Count

        320

      • Dimensions

        166 x 244 x 30 mm

      • ISBN

        9780813920047

      • ISBN-10

        0813920043

      • Eden Code

        1195336

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      • Author/Creator: Bernard Duncan Mayes

      • ISBN: 9780813920047

      • Publisher: University of Virginia Press

      • Release Date: March 2001

      • Weight: 709g

      • Dimensions: 166 x 244 x 30 mm

      • Eden Code: 1195336


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