Queer Theology

Rethinking the Western Body

Edited by Gerard Loughlin

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Queer theology : rethinking the western body / edited by Gerard Loughlin. p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 978-0-631-21607-0 (hardcover : alk. paper) ISBN: 978-0-631-21608-7 (pbk. : alk. paper)

1. Sex—Religious aspects—Christianity. 2. Queer theory. 3. Body, Human—Religious aspects—Christianity. 4. Homosexuality—Religious aspects—Christianity. I. Loughlin, Gerard.

BT708.Q44 2007 233'.5—dc22


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Front Cover: Madonna with crying infant

But God there in the manger cried and moaned;

And these tears were jewels the bride brought to the wedding.

(St John of the Cross)

in memoriam



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