Rolling Away the Stone: Toward Wholeness and Holiness for Queer Catholics

Full Title
Rolling Away the Stone: Toward Wholeness and Holiness for Queer Catholics
Author
Ryan J. Hoffmann D.Min.
Abstract
In what ways are the praxes of queer Catholics cultivating affirming approaches to wholeness and holiness? How is DignityUSA, a national nonprofit LGBTQI advocacy organization in the United States, testifying to more inclusive and just expressions of church?

This thesis-project explores best practices of hospitality among DignityUSA chapters and examines ways in which it contributes to LGBTQ wholeness and holiness. Queer Catholic experience, Catholicism, and relevant fields of science serve as dialogue partners. The project asserts points of clarification and identifies six pathways forward for LGBTQ Catholics and the Roman Catholic Church.

The project suggests that radical hospitality serves as an integrative catalyst behind which LGBTQ Catholics more authentically and confidently appropriate their rightful place in the Catholic Church.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Practical Theology
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Christina R Zaker D.Min.
Language
English
Date
2020
Number of Pages
196
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