Cameron Elliot Partridge
From responses to marriage equality, to the ordination of openly lesbian and gay clergy, to the censure of women religious, to a growing awareness of trans and intersex embodimentseven as bisexuality remains under-recognizedChristian communities are struggling to understand the place of sexual difference in the human person. Hugely significant to these discussionsyet often underacknowledged within themis the concept of sexual/gender complementarity, a contemporary theological idea with pre-modern roots. Drawing upon ancient, medieval, and contemporary sources in a variety of media, this course will examine various permutations, proponents and critics of this concept. In both critical and constructive modes we will consider whose identities, whose relationships, whose bodies are illumined or obscured by this idea, and what further frontiers of the human might take ecclesial conversation into new theological terrain.
Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Course location to be announced.
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