Letters from Samaria: The Prose & Poetry of Louie Crew Clay  -     By: Louie Clay
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Morehouse Publishing / 2015 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Morehouse Publishing
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN-13: 9780819232199

Publisher's Description

Letters from Samaria gathers together much of Louie (Crew) Clay’s best and most influential prose and poetry, written from 1974 until the present day, including an essay composed especially for the volume. Much of the material has not appeared since its original publication in newsletters and other ephemeral sources. It is crisply written, and often surprising for its bravery, matter-of-fact self-disclosure, insight, and love. Louie played a pivotal role in transforming The Episcopal Church – and, indeed, Christianity – over the past 40 years. This collection provides a window into Louie Clay’s unlikely and at times shocking ministry throughout the years as history was unfolding.

• Foreword by Phyllis Tickle
• Louie Clay has been the leading voice in LGBTQ issues in the Church over the past forty years; founder of Integrity;
• Well-loved, well-known Episcopalian
• Funny, sharp, sad, thoughtful, poignant, historic
• Afterword by Bishop Mary Glasspool, bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Dicoese of Los Angeles

Author Bio

LOUIE CLAY (né Louie Crew), Ph.D., who took his husbands surname upon their marriage in 2013, was born in Anniston, Alabama, in 1936. He founded Integrity, a group that has taken leadership in transforming The Episcopal Churchs stance towards LGBT people, in 1974 and has remained an active campaigner for this and varied other causes since that time. He earned a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Alabama (1971), and is professor emeritus of English at Rutgers University. He is the author of four published volumes of poetry. Louie and his husband live in East Orange, New Jersey. Max Niedzwiecki is a resident of New Orleans.

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