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Going to Heaven: The Life and Election of Bishop Gene Robinson

Elizabeth Adams

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ISBN 10: 1933368225 / ISBN 13: 9781933368221
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A sharecropper’s son, Gene Robinson rose to become an Episcopal priest and later, the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Church. His election set off a worldwide firestorm of reaction, both positive and negative. Based on extensive interviews with Bishop Robinson and the people around him, Going to Heaven paints a portrait of the man who is, as he puts it, neither the angel nor the devil some would make me out to be.” The book illuminates his early life; his struggle with his sexual orientation; his calling into the church; and finally, the tumultuous events surrounding his election and consecration. Gene Robinson’s life is a compelling story of challenges overcome by hard work, humor, and deep faith, but it is also a story of one man’s journey into his own otherness” and the emergence of a ministry that speaks to countless people who believe in a Gospel of love and inclusion.

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Elizabeth Adams has been granted unique access to Bishop Robinson and the events surrounding him. She is also a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, and has been an observer, writer and speaker for many years about the interface between religion and contemporary life and politics.

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