Christianity and Sexuality|
Spring 2020 not offered
|Course Cluster: Queer Studies|
This course will explore a range of Christian teachings on attitudes toward, and technologies of, sex and sexuality. We will read medieval and modern theologies of sexuality, as well as contemporary historical, sociological, and cultural studies. Points of focus will include confession, mysticism, marriage, celibacy, queer and trans* practices and identities, and reproductive justice.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(FGSS)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
St. Paul, LETTER TO THE ROMANS
St. Augustine, CITY OF GOD (excerpts)
Thomas Aquinas, SUMMA THEOLOGIAE (excerpts)
Mark Jordan, INVENTION OF SODOMY IN CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY
Pamela R. Lightsey, OUR LIVES MATTER: A WOMANIST QUEER THEOLOGY
THE GOSPEL OF MARY MAGDALENA
Strassfield et.al., TOWARD A TRANSFEMINIST RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Brintnall, et.al., SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS
Anthony Petro, BEYOND ACCOUNTABILITY: THE QUEER ARCHIVE OF CATHOLIC SEXUAL ABUSE
Marchella Althaus-Reid, INDECENT THEOLOGY
Sandra Cisneros, GUADALUPE, SEX GODDESS
Juanita Bynum, NO MORE SHEETS
|Examination and Assignments: |
Full attendance and participation, three five-page papers, one research paper (20 pages).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Thematic Approaches" requirement for the Religion Department major. To request a POI, please send a brief message to firstname.lastname@example.org, detailing your interest in the course and any background you may have in the study of gender, sexuality, the Christian tradition, or religious studies.