Synopsis for Acts of Forgiveness
In 1980s America, coming out as gay as a father and husband was a significant journey for anyone to make. Coming out as gay as a priest guaranteed immersion into controversy, contradiction, and challenge. This book tells of the Reverend Canon Ted Karpf’s navigation of new social and romantic journeys, all within the context of this priestly vocation in the Episcopal Church.
Covering from 1968 to 2018, Karpf recounts his vivid memories, life-changing dreams and resonant reflections on living al I’ve of faith in a socially and politically tumultuous period. His narratives are crafted as poetic meditations on enduring values and meaning, which can remind any reader that we are neither abandoned more alone, and that forgiveness is a fulfilling way of living in a wold of contradictions.
Review of Acts of Forgiveness
I absolutely loved this book. It is raw and just hugs you. It is heartwarming, and gives you the reality of how society is. To be a gay priest is something you don’t hear very often. They are like a unicorn, and I love knowing that there is someone out there who will not judge.
About Ted Karpf
The Reverend Canon Ted Karpf is an Episcopal priest and public health expert, certified Gestalt therapist and adjunct faculty member at Boston University School of Theology. He is an international human/gay rights activist and resides and offers spiritual direction in northern New Mexico.
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