LREL

3101

Queering&Decolonizing Theology

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Religion

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Queering&Decolonizing Theology

Spring 2018

Taught By: Eric Thomas

Section: A

CRN: 5615

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: Religion (LREL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 8:31pm 6/24/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 263

Date Range: 1/22/2018 - 5/14/2018