Course Syllabus

Instructor: Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre


Office Hours: Arranged by email

Course Synopsis

The purpose of the course is to search faith traditions, in spite of the normative accusations of being patriarchal, to find faith-based guidelines for developing an ethical sexual lifestyle that is aware of how racism, classism, and specifically sexism influences the current conversation on sexual ethics.  The course’s focus will be on developing healthy models that foster intimacy and vulnerability for a disjointed and at times oppressive community. 

Books for the Course

Althaus-Reid.  Indecent Theology: Theological Perversions in Sex, Gender and Politics DUE 8/10

De La Torre,  Liberating Sexuality: Justice Between the Sheets. DUE 6/15

Ellison.  Erotic Justice: A Liberating Ethic of Sexuality. DUE 6/22 

Ellison and Douglas, eds.  Sexuality and the Sacred: Sources for Theological Reflection, 2nd ed.  

Chapters 1-9 DUE 7/13; Chapters 10-15 DUE 7/20;

Chapters 16-21 DUE 7/27; Chapters 22-29 DUE 8/3

Goss and West  Take Back the Word: A Queer Reading of the Bible.  

Chapters 1-11 DUE 6/29; Chapters 12-21 DUE 7/6 


This quarter, we'll be having several Zoom meeting sessions as a way of communicating "in person" as well as through the online discussion forums.  These sessions will be a great way to talk about the readings and pose questions and comments in live format, and get some face time with your instructors!  Please attend at least three of the sessions.

We'll be holding them on Monday and Tuesday evenings from  pm to 7:30 pm MST.

The meetings will be held on the following dates:

6/26 - Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

7/9   - Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

7/17 - Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

7/23 - Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

7/31 - Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:


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