Queering & Decolonizing Theology

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Queering&Decolonizing Theology
Spring 2024
Taught By: Eric Thomas
Section: A

CRN: 14514

Credits: 4

Christian theology is often depicted as a violent colonial force standing in particular opposition to LGBTQI lives. However, over the last 30 years people of faith, activists, and theorists alike have rediscovered what is queer within Christianity, uncovered what is religious within secular queer communities, and used postcolonial theory to decolonize lived religious practices and theologies. This course explores secular philosophies of queer and postcolonial theory as well as their critical and constructive application to religion. From topics such as the sexual ethics and ritualization found in the S&M community, transgender Christs, and the mestiza (or mixed) cultures of Latin America, the class goes to where theory meets practice and where critique reveals theologies already radically unmaking and remaking themselves today. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Liberal Arts (LIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:00pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 716
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024