Indecent Theology / Edition 1

Indecent Theology / Edition 1

by Marcella Althaus-Reid
     
 

Indecent Theology brings liberation theology up to date by introducing the radical critical approaches of gender, postcolonial, and queer theory. Grounded in actual examples from Latin America, Marcella Althaus-Reid's highly provocative, but immaculately researched book reworks three distinct areas of theology - sexual, political and systematic. It exposes

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Indecent Theology brings liberation theology up to date by introducing the radical critical approaches of gender, postcolonial, and queer theory. Grounded in actual examples from Latin America, Marcella Althaus-Reid's highly provocative, but immaculately researched book reworks three distinct areas of theology - sexual, political and systematic. It exposes the connections between theology, sexuality and politics, whilst initiating a dramatic sexual rereading of systematic theology.
Groundbreaking, intriguing and scholarly, Indecent Theology broadens the debate on sexuality and theology as never before.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415236041
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/15/2000
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The fragrance of Women's Liberation Theology: odours of sex and lemons on the streets of Buenos Aires1
In Buenos Aires2
The continuation of Liberation Theology4
Feminist Liberation Theology: the Caminata continues6
1Indecent proposals for women who would like to do theology without using underwear11
The collapse of the Grand Narratives of Latin America: theology and sexual mutilations11
On Liberation Theology: a history of usury19
How theological work is alienated from the workers21
The market of Systematic Theology: lemons, senora, and some hermeneutical circles me compra pue ...23
Indecency and liberation27
On Teologia Feminista Latina: the poverty of sexuality33
Theology 'with women's eyes'37
In bed with the Madonna39
Mary Mother of God, Mummy of the Poor?40
Does theology need an anthropology or Mujeriology?44
2The indecent Virgin47
Sexual positions: locating the G(od) spot of virginal reflections47
Worthy speculations: investing in the Virgin50
Vanilla Mariology51
Making theological violence sexy57
What does the Guadalupana have under her skirts?60
Mary, Queer of Heaven and Mother of Faggots ...63
Mary as a historic figure? Now, that is Queer71
Are there any skeletons hidden in the Virginal cupboard?74
Mary, the drag queen (or is it Jesus cross-dressing?)78
The popular theology of transvestism79
La Difunta Correa (The Deceased Correa) and other loose canons of popular Sexual Theology83
3Talking obscenities to theology: theology as a sexual act87
Perlverting Systematic Theology and the case of Vanilla Christianity87
Indecent models of God: perlverting interpretations89
Pure simulations: terror and obscenity in the Gospel family96
Perlverse variations: Un Amor de Chicas Muertas99
By purity and by viscosity: obscene thoughts of the Single-God102
Obscenity as the way to avoid unnecessary transcendence110
Some theological perlversions112
4The theology of sexual stories125
French kissing God: the sexual hermeneutic circle of interpretation125
Nationalistic X sex (es)132
Oral sex: sexual hi/storias in oral theology134
Systematic theology from the margins of sexuality144
Black leather: doing theology in corsetlaced boots148
A story of fetishism and salvation151
Theological misfortunes: from bottoms to tops154
Building the Un-Just Messiah155
On mediation: does Messianism submit to sexual desires?160
5Grandes medidas economicas: big economic measures: conceptualising global erection processes165
Colonial souls and the erotic desires of economy165
Indecency, theology and development176
Theology follows political thought, and political thought follows heterosexual principles177
A case study on the sexuality of economics: the case of the shrinking penis182
Reflecting on the external debt and the shrinking penis phenomenon in Argentina184
On torture and debts186
Economic erections, global erections188
Sexually dubious, economically deviant: theology contra natura194
On Queers, revolutionaries and theologians195
Notes201
Bibliography205
Index214

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