A Catholic Perspective on Homoerotic Desire

A Catholic Perspective on Homoerotic Desire Chr i stopher Da m i a n A Catholic Perspective on Homoerotic Desire Introduction In recent years, homosexuality has become one of the most con- tested cultural issues, at both a national and international level. Even the question of language is hotly debated, especially in Christian circles, with some rejecting “homosexuality” because of its relation- ship with clinical psychology in past years, and some insisting upon its use because of the associations of the term “gay” with certain political and cultural movements. This article will take a step back from those particular questions and will seek to give an account of a more fundamental question: that of desire, particularly same- sex desire. It will give a historical and philosophical account of the nature of erotic love and then apply this account to the question of homosexuality and homoerotic desire. While maintaining an adher- ence to Catholic teaching, especially the teaching laid out in the “Catechism of the Catholic Church,” this article will seek to move the conversation forward, in giving a positive account of homoerot- ic desire and reframing the current discussion of homosexuality and Catholicism. l o g o s 22 : 1 w i n t http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture Logos: Journal of Catholic Thought & Culture

A Catholic Perspective on Homoerotic Desire

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Chr i stopher Da m i a n A Catholic Perspective on Homoerotic Desire Introduction In recent years, homosexuality has become one of the most con- tested cultural issues, at both a national and international level. Even the question of language is hotly debated, especially in Christian circles, with some rejecting “homosexuality” because of its relation- ship with clinical psychology in past years, and some insisting upon its use because of the associations of the term “gay” with certain political and cultural movements. This article will take a step back from those particular questions and will seek to give an account of a more fundamental question: that of desire, particularly same- sex desire. It will give a historical and philosophical account of the nature of erotic love and then apply this account to the question of homosexuality and homoerotic desire. While maintaining an adher- ence to Catholic teaching, especially the teaching laid out in the “Catechism of the Catholic Church,” this article will seek to move the conversation forward, in giving a positive account of homoerot- ic desire and reframing the current discussion of homosexuality and Catholicism. l o g o s 22 : 1 w i n t

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Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and CultureLogos: Journal of Catholic Thought & Culture

Published: Dec 20, 2018

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