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 1485
Course location to be announced.
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