Instructor: Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre
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 Nov 9
De La Torre, Liberating Sexuality: Justice Between the Sheets. DUE Sept 14
Ellison. Erotic Justice: A Liberating Ethic of Sexuality. DUE Sept 21
Ellison and Douglas, eds. Sexuality and the Sacred: Sources for Theological Reflection, 2nd ed.
Chapters 1-9 DUE Oct 12; Chapters 10-15 DUE Oct 19;
Chapters 16-21 DUE Oct 26; Chapters 22-29 DUE Nov 2
Goss and West Take Back the Word: A Queer Reading of the Bible.
Chapters 1-11 DUE Sept 28; Chapters 12-21 Oct 5
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 7 pm to 7:30 pm MST.
The 40 minute meetings will be held on the following dates:
- Monday Sept 17, 7pm
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- Tuesday Sept 25, 7pm
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- Wednesday Oct 3, 7pm
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- Wednesday Oct 17, 7pm
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- Tuesday Oct 30, 7pm
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- Tuesday Nov 6, 7pm
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- Wednesday Nov 14, 7pm
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