Apr 08, 2020
The Queer God
Posted by Marcella Althaus-Reid

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 yoThere 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.

  • Title: The Queer God
  • Author: Marcella Althaus-Reid
  • ISBN: 9780415323246
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Queer God 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

    Wesley Ellis

    I m hesitant to provide a review as I m afraid that my criticism may be little than an admission to ignorance What s clear in this book is the endeavor to sexualize the theological conversation and to think theologically outside the confines of social and political heterosexual hegemony While I m at least sympathetic to the endeavor, I have come out from this book with little clarity as to what theological claims are actually being made What s actually being said about the trinity Perhaps it s [...]


    Chris

    In the four years since I first tried to tackle this book, I ve finally grown enough to appreciate it That appreciation has its limits I remain unconvinced by the basic rhetorical stance but, oddly, Althaus Reid makes sense to me now as a church theologian than I d ever have expected I could easily pillage her hermeneutics for an adventurous church Bible study Why not ask a congregation, Where do you most recognize God in Sodom If it s not in the fire and brimstone guy upstairs, say so I m not [...]


    John Lussier

    Marcella attempts to give a queer reading of God through a number of permutations But she ultiamtely fails, by emptying out all content from Christian theology and scripture Replacing it with sexual and queer postmodern theory.


    Lordcarlosrobert

    A good book on Queer Theology My one complaint is that this book is not easily understood by the layperson.



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