Contents

Notes on Contributors ix

Preface xi

Introduction: The End of Sex 1

Gerard Loughlin

Part I QUEER LIVES 35

1 Subjectivity and Belief 37

Kathy Rudy

2 The Gay Thing: Following the Still Small Voice 50

James Alison

Part II QUEER CHURCH 63

3 Sacramental Flesh 65

Elizabeth Stuart

4 There Is No Sexual Difference 76

Graham Ward

5 Fecundity: Sex and Social Reproduction 86

David Matzko McCarthy

Part III QUEER ORIGINS 97

6 Eros and Emergence 99

Catherine Pickstock

7 Omphalos 115

Gerard Loughlin

Part IV QUEER/ING TRADITION 129

8 Against Rabbinic Sexuality: Textual Reasoning and the Jewish

Theology of Sex 131

Daniel Boyarin

9 Queer Father: Gregory of Nyssa and the Subversion of Identity 147

Virginia Burrus

10 Queering the Beguines: Mechthild of Magdeburg, Hadewijch of Anvers, Marguerite Porete 163

Amy Hollywood

11 Bodies Demand Language: Thomas Aquinas 176

Eugene F. Rogers Jr

12 Love's Urgent Longings: St John of the Cross 188

Christopher Hinkle

13 A Queer Theology: Hans Urs von Balthasar 200

Rachel Muers

Part V QUEER/ING MODERNITY 213

14 Reformed and Enlightened Church 215

Jane Shaw

15 Sex and Secularization 230

Linda Woodhead

16 "Promising Ashes": A Queer Language of Life 245

Grace M. Jantzen

17 Antimarriage 254

Paul Fletcher

Part VI QUEER ORTHODOXY 267

18 Queer Trinity 269

Gavin D'Costa

19 God's Body 281

Mark D. Jordan

20 Queen of Heaven 293

Tina Beattie

21 Desirous Saints 305

David Matzko McCarthy

Bibliography 313

Index of Biblical References 338

General Index 341

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