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Gay and Lesbian Theologies by Elizabeth StuartCritical survey of gay and lesbian theology. Argues that this theology has proven incapable of providing universally convincing reasons for the inclusion of lesbian and gay people and their relationships in the Church and unable to deal with the experience of AIDS crises. Argues for all to embrace the "queer" of Biblical traditions. Ruffles feathers and sparks discussion.
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Introduction to Genders Studies and the New Testament
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies by Julia M. O'BrienIncludes 19-20th feminist + gender studies, more recent (e.g. queer studies), and more. Many methods and operative frameworks. Multi-volumes, 160+ entries. Diverse and interdisciplinary examination of historical and modern conceptions of gender and sexuality in the Bible. Bibliography + further reading. Online available.
Love Between Women by Bernadette J. BrootenLandmark examination of female homoeroticism and the role of women in the ancient Roman world. Evidence includes marriages between women and condemnations of female homoerotic practices based on widespread awareness of love between women. Includes NT mentions of female homoeroticism. Online available.
New Testament Masculinities by Stephen Moore; Janice Capel AndersonCollects themes of Christology, patriarchy, violence, colonialism, family structures, and sexual practices as it explores the construction and performance of masculinity in the NT. Examining the Gospels, Romans, the Pastorals,Revelation, and the Shepherd of Hermas, situates diverse masculinities within historical context.
God's Beauty Parlor by Stephen D. MooreCritical commentary on sex and sexuality (via queer theory and masculinity studies) in NT texts. Themes of homoeroticism, masculinity, beauty, and violence.
Holy Misogyny: why the sex and gender conflicts in the early church still matter by April D. DeConickIn Holy Misogyny, bible scholar April DeConick wants real answers to the questions that are rarely whispered from the pulpits of the contemporary Christian churches. Why is God male? Why are women associated with sin? Why can't women be priests? Drawing on her extensive knowledge of the early Christian literature, she seeks to understand the conflicts over sex and gender in the early church-what they were and what was at stake. She explains how these ancient conflicts have shaped contemporary Christianity and its promotion of male exclusivity and superiority in terms of God, church leadership, and the bed. DeConick's detective work uncovers old aspects of Christianity before later doctrines and dogmas were imposed upon the churches, and the earlier teachings about the female were distorted. Holy Misogyny shows how the female was systematically erased from the Christian tradition, and why. She concludes that the distortion and erasure of the female is the result of ancient misogyny made divine writ, a holy misogyny that remains with us today.
The Corinthian Body by Dale B. MartinIn this discussion of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, Martin contends that Paul's various disagreements with the Corinthians were the result of fundamental ideological conflict. Online available.