Radical Love: Introduction to Queer Theology

By | November 3, 2017
Radical Love: Introduction to Queer Theology Author Patrick S. Cheng
ISBN-10 1596271329
ISBN-13 9781596271326
Year 2011-03-01
Pages 176
Language English
Publisher Seabury Books
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Patrick Cheng s Radical Love is an excellent introduction to queer theology It is readable and nuanced a marvelous teaching resource Carter Heyward author of Keep Your Courage A Radical Christian Feminist Speaks and Professor Emerita of Theology Episcopal Divinity School Patrick Cheng s Radical Love is not only an excellent introduction to LGBT theology but an important contribution to the discipline of theology and the life of the church It is a must read for anyone who cares about the health of the church and theology today James H Cone Charles A Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology Union Theological Seminary New York NY Thoroughly Christian and thoroughly Queer Cheng helps readers welcome a theology that leaves no one behind Chris Glaser author of As My Own Soul The Blessing of Same Gender Marriage and Coming Out as Sacrament This book is a clear accessible and exciting analysis of Queer Theology Cheng perfectly captures both the challenge and the rootedness of Queer Theology Elizabeth Stuart Pro Vice Chancellor University of Winchester UK I would characterize Cheng s notion of radical love as wild grace with which mainstream theology has yet to wrestle This is a good text for introducing queer theology to undergraduate and graduate students Robert Shore Goss Senior Pastor Theologian Metropolitan Community Church in the Valley North Hollywood CA Radical Love a love so extreme that it dissolves our existing boundaries What concept could be more liberating for a culture like ours where lives are crucified on rigid binaries like male vs female us vs them straight vs queer Radical Love is an excellent introduction for beginners and an excellent synthesis for more advanced readers Virginia Ramey Mollenkott author of Sensuous Spirituality and Omnigender among many other books While queer theory could be highly theoretical and off putting Cheng s Radical Love summarizes the contributions of queer theology in the last fifty years in an accessible and readable way Kwok Pui lan William F Cole Professor of Theology and Spirituality Episcopal Divinity School The struggle now is perhaps to get enough courses in theological colleges and seminaries in which we can use this wonderful book Lisa Isherwood Professor and Director of Theological Partnerships University of Winchester UK Cheng covers a lot of territory and does so with clarity and solid interaction with the literature in the field I would recommend this volume to anyone wanting a quick take on the various dimensions of Queer Theology Jeffrey S Siker Professor and Chair Department of Theological Studies Loyola Marymount University

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