How Harvard, Sex, Drugs, and Integral Philosophy Drove Me Crazy and Brought Me Back to God
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ISBN10: 1590304187 ISBN13: 9781590304181 Publisher: Sounds True Published: May 8 2007 Pages: 328 Weight: 1.05lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Soulfully Gay is a personal memoir of an intellectually rigorous gay man wrestling with fundamental issues of meaning and self-acceptance. Joe Perez finds himself on a quest to understand what it means to be gay at the intersection of conflicts between homosexuality and Christianity, faith and skepticism, mysticism and madness. His journey unfolds amid challenges to his health as a recovering addict, a survivor of a psychotic episode, and a man living with AIDS. Joe is able to integrate seemingly contradictory elements--his Roman Catholic upbringing versus his openly gay lifestyle, his authentic mystical experiences versus the delusions for which he was hospitalized. With a solid understanding of theology and an ability to see through the veils of political correctness, Joe brings a new level of intellect and understanding to the challenges of being a gay man.