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From Tension to Reconciliation. A Look at the History and Rituals of the French Organization David & Jonathan

 

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Type:   Part or chapter of a book
 
Title:   From Tension to Reconciliation. A Look at the History and Rituals of the French Organization David & Jonathan
 
Author(s):   Durand, Mickaël (1989-...) (PhD) - Centre d'Études Européennes et de Politique Comparée (Author)
 
In:   Diversidad sexual y sistemas religiosos. Diálogos trasnacionales en el mundo contemporáneo / Sexual Diversity and religious systems. Transnational dialogues in the contemporary world
 
Edition:   Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
 
Date issued:   2017-02
 
Publisher:   Centro de la Mujer Peruana Flora Tristán
 
Pages:   155-180  p.
 
Keywords:   [en] Homosexuality, Christianity, Reconciliation, Religious rituals, Communalization
 
Abstract:   [en] By studying the case of the French organization David & Jonathan (D&J) in Paris, the chapter shows how the reconciliation of Christianity and homosexuality operates in France. Reconciliation refers to how D&J manages to hold together homosexuality and the religiosity and allows us to go beyond the idea of incompatibility. Reconciliation is rst understood at the organizational level from the point of view of identity politics, to show that reconciliation operates through the progressive integration of D&J into the Parisian LGBT community and the reinforcement of its integration into the Parisian Christian community. Secondly, reconciliation is understood at the level of rituals, from the point of view of individual community belonging. Thee literature on individual identity tension among homosexual Christians is abundant, but scarce from an ethnographical perspective. Thee second section fills this gap by analyzing religious rituals and argues that D&J’s rituals foster reconciliation through an individual feeling of belonging to two communities, religious and homosexual.
 
 

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