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Attitudes, beliefs and experience of non-heterosexual Christians (1506)

Type of Data: Attitudes, beliefs and experience of non-heterosexual Christians (1506)

Faith Community: Christianity

Date: 1997, May-December

Geography: United Kingdom

Sample Size: 565 (389 gay men, 131 lesbians, 21 bisexual men and 24 bisexual women)

Population: Non-heterosexual Christians

Keywords: Bible, bisexuality, Christian sexual ethics, Church, Church authority, church-leaving, experience, God, homophobia, homosexuality, Jesus Christ, lesbianism, local churches, prayer, reason, religiosity, religious affiliation, sexuality, sexual orientation, spirituality

Collection Method: Self-completion postal questionnaire

Collection Agency: Andrew Kam Tuck Yip

Published Source:

  • Andrew Kam Tuck Yip, 'Leaving the Church to Keep My Faith: The Lived Experiences of Non-Heterosexual Christians', Joining and Leaving Religion: Research Perspectives, eds. Leslie John Francis and Yaacov J. Katz, Leominster: Gracewing, 2000, pp. 129-45
  • Andrew Kam Tuck Yip, 'The Persistence of Faith Among Nonheterosexual Christians: Evidence for the Neosecularization Thesis of Religious Transformation', Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 41, 2002, pp. 199-212
  • Andrew Kam Tuck Yip, 'Spirituality and Sexuality: An Exploration of the Religious Beliefs of Non-Heterosexual Christians in Great Britain', Theology & Sexuality, Vol. 9, 2002-03, pp. 137-54
  • Andrew Kam Tuck Yip, 'The Self as the Basis of Religious Faith: Spirituality of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Christians', Predicting Religion: Christian, Secular and Alternative Futures, eds. Grace Davie, Paul Heelas and Linda Woodhead, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003, pp. 135-46
  • Martine Gross and Andrew Kam Tuck Yip, 'Living Spirituality and Sexuality: A Comparison of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Christians in France and Britain', Social Compass, Vol. 57, 2010, pp. 40-59

    BRIN ID: 1506


    The research also included a qualitative phase of semi-structured interviews with a sub-sample of 61 between October 1997 and January 1998

    Posted by: Clive D. Field

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