Queer Theology

Spring semester 2017

The “masculine” and “feminine” – as determined by cultural, historical, and also theological conventions – have been emphasized in both society and research during the past half century. These issues have also highlighted how the understanding of each sex has been linked to sexuality, where heterosexuality has been the norm.

In this course the aim is to discuss problems related to the context mentioned, and a deepening of these different aspects of a theological perspective. The aim is also to analyze boundaries between theology, gender studies, and queer theory. The course is implemented towards constructively critical study of the mutually different theologies, which has emerged under the name queer theology.

Following the course, the student will be expected to 
(master's level):

  • have a good overview and in-depth knowledge of 
  • gender and queer theory
  • be familiar with the implications from Queer theory towards Systematic Theology
  • demonstrate an ability to identify and with an adequate method analyze the theological positions expressed in the literature, and also to demonstrate ability to explain and discuss the findings of the analysis orally and in writing.
  • have a reflective and informed view of how Christian theology in a constructively critical manner can respond to androcentric and heteronormative structures in both church and society.

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