Body, Desire, and Transformation

This seminar for advanced students in all GTU degree programs (upgrade is available for doctoral students) will explore the theological intersections of eros, embodiment, and human relationality through the lenses of Christian systematic theology more broadly and queer theology more specifically. In critical conversation with work on the theological dimension of sexual desire, queer theory and queer theology, and nuanced views of gender and embodiment, this course will examine how sacred and carnal desires converge in actual bodies, reconfiguring relational possibilities as part of the inbreaking of the eschatologically “new.” Active seminar participation and occasional leadership, brief reading responses, and a final theological research paper are the course requirements. Course may be pass/fail.