Abstract: Intersex conditions, wherein people cannot be categorized as clearly male or female according to current definitions, are often discussed in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identities, but might also be figured as a non-pathological physical difference akin to a disability. In this paper I suggest that the overlaps between theological conceptions of […]
Orlando Espín, Th.D., Professor of Systematic Theology in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego delivered the fifth annual John E. Boswell Lecture on Tuesday evening, April 24, 2012, titled, ““Who is Human? – The Subversive Question at the Heart of Christianity.”
Laurel C. Schneider, Professor of Theology, Ethics, and Culture at Chicago Theological Seminary delivered the second annual Georgia Harkness Lecture. In tribute to Georgia Harkness’s own interest in poetry, Dr. Schneider explores ways in which theopoetics, an emergent mode of theological reflection, can offer pathways for embodied, queer theology that is “other-wise.”
Patrick S. Cheng, Assistant Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Episcopal Divinity School, delivered the fourth annual Boswell Lecture on Thursday evening, April 28, 2011, titled, “The Rainbow Connection: Bridging Asian American and Queer Theologies.” The Rainbow Connection: Bridging Asian American and Queer Theologies — will help to mark and celebrate an emerging queer […]
Kelly Brown Douglas, an Episcopal priest and Elizabeth Conolly Todd Distinguished Professor of Religion at Goucher College delivered the third annual John E. Boswell Lecture, an endowed lectureship at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry, on April 30, 2010, to an enthusiastic audience in PSR’s Doug Adams Gallery. Co-sponsoring the […]
Dr. Virginia Burrus, professor of early Christianity at Drew University Theological School, delivered the second annual John E. Boswell Lecture, entitled “What’s Queer about Christian Couples? Engaging Augustine’s Theology of Marriage” in the Badè museum on April 29. The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry co-sponsored the event with the GTU Women and Religion program.
Dale B. Martin, Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University, delivered the inaugural John E. Boswell Lecture on the campus of Pacific School of Religion, April 30, 2008. The text of his lecture is available here as a PDF document. Excerpt: The Acts of Paul and Thecla, a second-century Christian document, relates the story […]