Category: Theology

Waiting for Queer Theology

Queer Theology: Beyond Apologetics, by Linn Marie Tonstad, awaits a theology that moves beyond the narrow genres allotted to it. By Mark D. Jordan

What Truth Do Martyrs Tell?

Christians sought to rewrite the system of ancient social relations through their own narratives of ritualized embodiment in torture and execution. By Karen L. King

Glimpsing a Land beyond Limits

Why do a Catholic laywomen decide to study theology when there are so many roadblocks and so little institutional support? By Barbara R. Bodengraven

Real Presences

The life of theological concepts. By Christine Helmer

Cross Purposes

When it comes to salvation, there is an open, ongoing Christian discussion, full of passionate claims, intellectual experiments, and pointed debate. By Matthew M. Boulton

Pleasure Principles

Discussion of recent sex crises in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches is frozen by journalistic polarization. A look back at Gregory of Nyssa, and Freud, might help. By Sarah Coakley

Theology’s Difficult Position

To survive in today’s academy, theologians need to make some new distinctions about their intellectual pursuits, especially to colleagues in other fields of religious studies. By Bryan L. Wagoner