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Queer faith : reading promiscuity and race in the secular love tradition

Author: Melissa E Sanchez
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2019]
Series: Sexual cultures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Putting premodern theology and poetry in dialogue with contemporary theory and politics, 'Queer Faith' reassess the commonplace view that a modern veneration of sexual monogamy and fidelity finds its roots in Protestant thought. What if this narrative of "history and tradition" suppresses the queerness of its own foundational texts? 'Queer Faith' examines key works of the prehistory of monogamy-from Paul to Luther,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa E Sanchez
ISBN: 9781479871872 1479871877 9781479840861 1479840866
OCLC Number: 1057629259
Description: xi, 337 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: no past? Theology, race, and queer theory's authorized genealogies --
The queerness of Christian faith --
The color of monogamy --
The shame of conjugal sex --
The optimism of infidelity: divorce and adultery --
On erotic accountability --
Coda: The pressure to commit: professionalism, periodization, affect.
Series Title: Sexual cultures.
Responsibility: Melissa E. Sanchez.

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By placing Christian theologians in conversation with queer theorists, Sanchez illuminates what is lost when the two are put in opposition: Sanchez shows that theology provides crucial terms for Read more...

 
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