In 2015, a historic panel discussion took place at the global Festival of Theology held in Sweden. Its objective was to examine what the sacred texts of the Abrahamic faiths - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - had to say about human sexuality. Behold, I Make All Things New is the outcome of the effort. This is a landmark work that recasts religion - especially Abrahamic faiths - as an ally and not an adversary of queer emancipation, and thus significantly informs the secular and legal movements for LGBTQ rights around the world. It follows in the same vein as I Am Divine, So Are You (2017), which put forth perspectives on sexuality from the Karmic faiths of Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Hinduism, and played a small but significant role in the reading down of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Taken together, the two groundbreaking books expand the conversation between world religions and human sexuality to a truly global level.
Devdutt Pattanaik writes, illustrates and lectures on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He has authored the introductory essay in this book, as he had for the previous book in the series, I Am Divine, So Are You. Rev'd J.P. Mokgethi-Heath is an Anglican priest and works with the Church of Sweden. Rev'd Loraine Tulleken is an international freelance journalist and editor based in South Africa.
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