Liberation Theology and Sexuality

Liberation Theology and Sexuality

by Marcella Althaus-Reid
     
 

Does theology liberate only bodies with official desires, well-scrubbed skin, and sober clothing? Might it bring good news to the rest to madwomen of all sexes, dancers in smoky bars, devotees of disreputable saints? Marcella Altahus-Reid insisted on asking such questions sharply, unflinchingly, but with unfeigned joy. She shows us still how to answer them. --Mark D.… See more details below

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Does theology liberate only bodies with official desires, well-scrubbed skin, and sober clothing? Might it bring good news to the rest to madwomen of all sexes, dancers in smoky bars, devotees of disreputable saints? Marcella Altahus-Reid insisted on asking such questions sharply, unflinchingly, but with unfeigned joy. She shows us still how to answer them. --Mark D. Jordan, Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School.

Marcella Althaus-Reid has drawn together a number of the most exciting Liberation Theologians currently working in Latin America and beyond, whose work offers a wider and more complex critique of reality which is prepared to engage with issues of sexuality, race, gender, culture, globalization and new forms of popular piety. The contributors show that Christianity in Latin America cannot avoid taking into account and engaging with issues concerning sexuality and poverty when reflecting on the construction of Christian faith and identity. They represent Liberation Theology in motion: dynamic, unsettling, still struggling with orthodoxy while engaging in the broad struggle for justice that includes sexual justice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754650805
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

1'Let them talk ...!' : doing liberation theology from Latin American closets5
2Once again liberating theology? : towards a Latin American liberation theological self-criticism19
3Queer eye for the straight guy : the making over of liberation theology, a queer discursive approach33
4Oh Que Sera, Que Sera ... a limping a/theological thought in Brazil51
5Commodity aesthetics and the erotics of relationship : challenges of feminist hermeneutics of liberation to market aesthetics71
6The prostitutes also go into the kingdom of God : a queer reading of Mary of Magdala81
7Liberation theology, modernity and sexual difference111
8Liberating Mary, liberating the poor123
9Seriously harmful for your health? : religion, feminism and sexuality in Latin America137
10Worship and the excluded163
11Love in times of dictatorships : memoirs from a gay minister from Buenos Aires179

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