The Queer God

The Queer God

Where is God in a salsa bar? The Queer God introduces a new theology from the margins of sexual deviance and economic exclusion.

Author: Marcella Althaus-Reid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134350100

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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There are those who go to gay bars and salsa clubs with rosaries in their pockets, and who make camp chapels of their living rooms. Others enter churches with love letters hidden in their bags, because their need for God and their need for love refuse to fit into different compartments. But what goodness and righteousness can prevail if you are in love with someone whom you are ecclesiastically not supposed to love? Where is God in a salsa bar? The Queer God introduces a new theology from the margins of sexual deviance and economic exclusion. Its chapters on Bisexual Theology, Sadean holiness, gay worship in Brazil and Queer sainthood mark the search for a different face of God - the Queer God who challenges the oppressive powers of heterosexual orthodoxy, whiteness and global capitalism. Inspired by the transgressive spaces of Latin American spirituality, where the experiences of slum children merge with Queer interpretations of grace and holiness, The Queer God seeks to liberate God from the closet of traditional Christian thought, and to embrace God's part in the lives of gays, lesbians and the poor. Only a theology that dares to be radical can show us the presence of God in our times. The Queer God creates a concept of holiness that overcomes sexual and colonial prejudices and shows how Queer Theology is ultimately the search for God's own deliverance. Using Liberation Theology and Queer Theory, it exposes the sexual roots that underlie all theology, and takes the search for God to new depths of social and sexual exclusion.
Categories: Religion

The Courage to Be Queer

The Courage to Be Queer

That twitching and itching for something more will consistently be present until we step out of our closets and into the Queer. The Courage to Be Queer is about the wildness and beauty of an indescribable and uncontainable God.

Author: Jeff Hood

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498221924

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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God is Queer. In a world of normative paradigms, God will never fit in and nor should we. That twitching and itching for something more will consistently be present until we step out of our closets and into the Queer. The Courage to Be Queer is about the wildness and beauty of an indescribable and uncontainable God. What is the Queer calling us to be? We are to be the ones shouting for justice. We are to be the ones dancing for freedom. We are to be the ones dreaming for hope. We are to be the ones . . . In the midst of the spectacle of it all, there will be those observers who hear the knocking and lean in. Will you open the door?
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The Year of the Queer

The Year of the Queer

September 7 , 2014 " Becoming Queer and Growing Queerer " When we think about God ... we often go to this pace of thinking about Zeus or something in the ...

Author: Jeff Hood

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532612633

Category: Religion

Page: 396

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A theologian, historian and bioethicist by academic training, Rev. Jeff Hood is a graduate of Auburn University, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Emory University's Candler School of Theology, the University of Alabama, Creighton University, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in Practical Theology at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. His ordination rests within the Southern Baptist Convention. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Jeff currently lives in Denton, Texas, where he serves as a pastor to persons in communities throughout the region. As a theological activist and organizer, Jeff serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, on the Statewide Steering Committee and as North Texas area director of Pastors for Texas Children and on the National Council of the Fellowship of Reconciliation USA. In 2013, Jeff's work as a spiritual organizer and activist was recognized by PFLAG Fort Worth's Equality Award. Jeff is married to Emily and together they have three young sons, twin toddlers, Jeff III and Phillip, and newborn, Quinley. Jeff also maintains a close friendship with Texas Death Row prisoner Will Speer. Jeff is the author of two other books, The Queer: An interaction with The Gospel of John and The Queering of an American Evangelical. A committed pastor, theologian and acvitist, Rev. Hood is a radical prophetic voice to a closed society. --Back cover.
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The Queer Bible Commentary

The Queer Bible Commentary

The Queer Bible Commentary brings together the work of several scholars and pastors known for their interest in the areas of gender, sexuality and Biblical studies.

Author: Deryn Guest

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334054429

Category: Religion

Page: 878

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The Queer Bible Commentary brings together the work of several scholars and pastors known for their interest in the areas of gender, sexuality and Biblical studies. Rather than a verse-by-verse analysis, typical of more traditional commentaries, contributors to this volume focus specifically upon those portions of the book that have particular relevance for readers interested in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues such as the construction of gender and sexuality, the reification of heterosexuality, the question of lesbian and gay ancestry within the Bible, the transgendered voices of the prophets, the use of the Bible in contemporary political, socio-economic and religious spheres and the impact upon lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Accordingly, the commentary raises new questions and re-directs more traditional questions in fresh and innovative ways, offering new angles of approach. This comprehensive, cutting-edge commentary is prefaced by an introductory essay by Professor Mary Tolbert. Contributors draw on feminist, queer, deconstructionist, utopian theories, the social sciences and historical-critical discourses. The focus is both how reading from lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender perspectives affect the reading and interpretation of biblical texts and how biblical texts have and do affect lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender communities. The commentary includes an extensive bibliography that directs the reader to a full range of literature relating to queer interpretation of scripture.
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Queer Theologies The Basics

Queer Theologies  The Basics

accept the constructions of ideal heterosexuality; God, the ambivalent, ... She states, 'God is also queer: perhaps the first queer of all' (2004a: 103).

Author: Chris Greenough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429887673

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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Queer Theologies: The Basics is a concise and illuminating introduction to the study of this controversial and discursive subject area. This book provides an accessible exploration into the major themes within queer studies, queer theologies, and themes of gender and sexuality in Christianity. Topics covered include: The development of queer theologies Queering ‘traditional’ theology Queer theologies in global contexts Queer Bible Queer theologies from queer lives With a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading throughout, this book is an ideal starting point for anyone seeking a full introduction to Christian queer theologies as well as broader themes in theology, gender, and sexuality.
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God vs Gay

God vs  Gay

In this provocative and game-changing book, scholar and activist Jay Michaelson shows that the Bible does not prohibit same-sex intimacy but does quite the opposite.

Author: Jay Michaelson

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807001608

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 666

Does the Bible prohibit homosexuality? No, says Bible scholar and activist Jay Michaelson. But not only that: Michaelson also shows that the vast majority of our shared religious traditions support the full equality and dignity of LGBT people. In this accessible, passionate, and provocative book, Michaelson argues for equality, not despite religion but because of it. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Courage to Be Queer

The Courage to Be Queer

The first sin is always in the first bite, thought, or step to deny the queer that God has created us to be. We can call the normative sinful because it is ...

Author: Jeff Hood

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498221917

Category: Religion

Page: 152

View: 382

God is Queer. In a world of normative paradigms, God will never fit in and nor should we. That twitching and itching for something more will consistently be present until we step out of our closets and into the Queer. The Courage to Be Queer is about the wildness and beauty of an indescribable and uncontainable God. What is the Queer calling us to be? We are to be the ones shouting for justice. We are to be the ones dancing for freedom. We are to be the ones dreaming for hope. We are to be the ones . . . In the midst of the spectacle of it all, there will be those observers who hear the knocking and lean in. Will you open the door?
Categories: Religion

Radical Love

Radical Love

An introduction to an important, developing area of Christian theology.

Author: Patrick S. Cheng

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596271326

Category: Religion

Page: 162

View: 794

An introduction to an important, developing area of Christian theology.
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Dancing Theology in Fetish Boots

Dancing Theology in Fetish Boots

"Dancing Theology in Fetish Boots" draws together a number of world-class scholars and others who engage with the main themes of Marcella's work and show how the critical and controversial conversations which Marcella has begun can and do ...

Author: Lisa Isherwood

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334047841

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 116

Marcella Althaus-Reid was one of the most fascinating and controversial theologians of the twentieth and early twenty-first century. Her strong personality and her iconoclastic work inspired a whole generation of theologians in the UK and worldwide. Marcella's creative life was cut short by her death from cancer in 2009. Yet she lives on, not least in those who have been inspired by her work and continue to engage with it. "Dancing Theology in Fetish Boots" draws together a number of world-class scholars and others who engage with the main themes of Marcella's work and show how the critical and controversial conversations which Marcella has begun can and do continue. It is therefore far more than a Festschrift, but a celebration of an intellectual life Marcella-style.
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God and Difference

God and Difference

This volume contributes to central debates in Christianity over divine and human personhood, gendered relationality, and the trinity, and provides original accounts of God, sexual difference, and Christian community that are both ...

Author: Linn Marie Tonstad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317383628

Category: Religion

Page: 302

View: 647

God and Difference interlaces Christian theology with queer and feminist theory for both critical and constructive ends. Linn Marie Tonstad uses queer theory to show certain failures of Christian thinking about God, gender, and sexuality. She employs queer theory to dissect trinitarian discourse and the resonances found in contemporary Christian thought between sexual difference and difference within the trinity. Tonstad critiques a broad swath of prominent Christian theologians who either use queer theory in their work or affirm the validity of same-sex relationships, arguing that their work inadvertently promotes gendered hierarchy. This volume contributes to central debates in Christianity over divine and human personhood, gendered relationality, and the trinity, and provides original accounts of God, sexual difference, and Christian community that are both theologically rich and thoroughly queer.
Categories: Religion

Queer Theologies

Queer Theologies

Editorial:Queer theories and theologies /Stefanie Knauss and Carlos Mendoza-Álvarez --As queer as it gets /André S. Musskopf --Constructive theological perspectives: what is queer theology? /Susannah Cornwall --Queer is God /Murph Murphy ...

Author: Stefanie Knauss

Publisher:

ISBN: 0334031516

Category: Queer theology

Page: 146

View: 324

Categories: Queer theology

Queer Theology

Queer Theology

But Queer is not oddity. ... talks about twists and turns and strange relationships between God and human beings, it is queer almost by definition.

Author: Linn Marie Tonstad

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498218795

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 469

What do Christianity and queerness have to do with each other? Can Christianity be queered? Queer Theology offers a readable introduction to a difficult debate. Summarizing the various apologetic arguments for the inclusion of queer people in Christianity, Tonstad moves beyond inclusion to argue for a queer theology that builds on the interconnection of theology with sex and money. Thoroughly grounded in queer theory as well as in Christian theology, Queer Theology grapples with the fundamental challenges of the body, sex, and death, as these are where queerness and Christianity find (and, maybe, lose) each other.
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The Queer

The Queer

name of the Queer and God will give it, because God is the Queer and the Queer is God. God loves you and that is why God sent me. I came from God and I am ...

Author: Jeff Hood

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532612381

Category: Religion

Page: 126

View: 974

When God embodies those we marginalize, strange things happen. Peace, hope, and love manifest in unimaginable ways. This is the tale of the Queer.
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Queer Theology

Queer Theology

Thoroughly grounded in queer theory as well as in Christian theology, Queer Theology grapples with the fundamental challenges of the body, sex, and death, as these are where queerness and Christianity find (and, maybe, lose) each other.

Author: Linn Marie Tonstad

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498218801

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 679

What do Christianity and queerness have to do with each other? Can Christianity be queered? Queer Theology offers a readable introduction to a difficult debate. Summarizing the various apologetic arguments for the inclusion of queer people in Christianity, Tonstad moves beyond inclusion to argue for a queer theology that builds on the interconnection of theology with sex and money. Thoroughly grounded in queer theory as well as in Christian theology, Queer Theology grapples with the fundamental challenges of the body, sex, and death, as these are where queerness and Christianity find (and, maybe, lose) each other.
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God s Beloved Queer

God   s Beloved Queer

... the queer community while simultaneously inducing a sense of peace and righteousness for doing “God's work” among its fierce adherents (collective moral ...

Author: Rolf R. Nolasco Jr.

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532606779

Category: Religion

Page: 140

View: 278

The book re-centers the conversation back to what I believe anchors our identity and inspires our ways of being, living, and loving. That is, we all are beloved children of the Triune God whose image and likeness we bear--hence, we all are God's beloved queers primed to flourish in more ways than we can ever dare to imagine for ourselves. I have drawn from a wide range of disciplines--pastoral theology, spirituality, counseling psychology, affective neuroscience, anthropology--to offer a more nuanced description of what it means, as queer folks, to be sacred icons of God like everyone else, offering multifarious windows into the spacious, gratuitous, and transforming love of God. It also explores with penetrating detail the inner psychological and spiritual terrain of our queer lives, along with spiritual practices that will help support our flourishing.
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The Violence of Being

The Violence of Being

You brought God into this space. I know that the promise of God, the promise of the Queer is going to be fulfilled in you.” And Mary said: “My soul rejoices ...

Author: Jeff Hood

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498241649

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 348

In the midst of the violence of being, Jeff Hood survived 2016. This is a collection of writings to illustrate how.
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Negotiating Spiritual Violence in the Queer Community

Negotiating Spiritual Violence in the Queer Community

This volume is an attempt to serve as a venue for giving a voice to queer people from all faiths and no faiths to describe how they negotiate or have negotiated spiritual violence in their lives, as well as the voices of heterosexual allies ...

Author: Jeff Sapp

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641136259

Category: Religion

Page: 230

View: 905

This volume is an attempt to serve as a venue for giving a voice to queer people from all faiths and no faiths to describe how they negotiate or have negotiated spiritual violence in their lives, as well as the voices of heterosexual allies who strive for the inclusion of queer people as a counter narrative to spiritual violence of full inclusion and embracement and demonstrate that some communities of faith do not operate from paradigms of violence, but instead operate with love, affirmation, and inclusion. These counter narratives are important. This volume is a collection of narratives that describe a variety of experiences – stories of pain and rejection, joy, and overcoming and transformation. The voices of the authors in this collection are a mixture of personal narratives, theoretical or academic thought, and because art and spirituality often go hand-in-hand, some of the authors offer the reader more creative writing that reflects their ideas.
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The Book of Queer Prophets 24 Writers on Sexuality and Religion

The Book of Queer Prophets  24 Writers on Sexuality and Religion

‘A fascinating and thoughtful exploration of faith in the modern world. If you’re wondering why it matters and how to make sense of it, read on.’ – Clare Balding

Author: Ruth Hunt

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008360078

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 673

‘A fascinating and thoughtful exploration of faith in the modern world. If you’re wondering why it matters and how to make sense of it, read on.’ – Clare Balding
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God s Dress is Gay

God s Dress is Gay

He plans further appearances during a reading tour for this book. The press repeatedly picked up on Schade-James' commitment, according to Spiegel and FAZ.

Author: Nulf A. Schade-James

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783748783046

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 217

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About the Author Nulf A. Schade-James was born in 1958 in Gedern, Hessen. He studied in Frankfurt and Heidelberg before starting his pastoral internship in Wiesbaden and Kairo. A member of the group Homosexuality and Church, he has been campaigning for the rights of homosexual brothers and sisters of faith since the 1980s. For years he was admired on the cabaret stage as Greta Gallus, Dame of Sodom without Gomorrah. He plans further appearances during a reading tour for this book. The press repeatedly picked up on Schade-James' commitment, according to Spiegel and FAZ. In 2002 the gay magazine hinnerk listed him at #41 in the TOP 100 GAYS THAT ARE MOVING GERMANY. A detailed interview with him was published in 2014 in the book Stadtgesprache Frankfurt a.M. by Gmeiner Verlag. Today Pastor Schade-James lives and works in Gallus, Frankfurt, together with his husband and his foster son. In 2015 he married his husband for the third time in New York, and in 2018, finally, in Germany."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Controversies in Queer Theology

Controversies in Queer Theology

An introduction to one of the most challenging areas of contextual theology. Queer theology is a significant new development and central to much current teaching and thinking about gender, sexuality and the body.

Author: Susannah Cornwall

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9780334043553

Category: Religion

Page: 294

View: 915

An introduction to one of the most challenging areas of contextual theology. Queer theology is a significant new development and central to much current teaching and thinking about gender, sexuality and the body.
Categories: Religion