HDS 2709

Queer Theology, Queer Religions

Mark D. Jordan


This course will evaluate the project of queer theology in relation to the larger aspirations of queer religions in America. We will begin by sampling the efforts to revise traditional Christian theologies in order to accept same-sex loves. We will then try to move beyond the present discussion in several directions. We will look at some forgotten possibilities in historical engagements between advocates of homosexual rights and established religious bodies (chiefly churches and synagogues). We will consider the boundaries between queer theology and queer theory or between it and other political theologies. We will test the boundaries of "Christianity" while considering the varied forms of queer religion outside familiar religious institutions—in spirituality or spiritualism, in magic or neo-paganism, in erotic asceticism. Note: Course has additional hour to be arranged.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 2488

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0.50 credits
Fall 2014
Tues 4pm-6pm
Andover Hall Room 103

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
  • Theology
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
Language Course Designation(s) None