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Queer and Indecent

An Introduction to the Theology of Marcella Althaus Reid

Queer and Indecent

An Introduction to the Theology of Marcella Althaus Reid

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334061625
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 31/03/2021
Width: 14 cm
Height: 21.6 cm

The work of Marcella Maria Althaus-Reid is both groundbreaking and notoriously difficult to read, as it blends theories from post-colonial studies, queer studies, gender and sexuality studies, and feminist and liberation theologies.

Offering a much needed introduction to the work of the theologian, Queer and Indecent shows the development of Althaus-Reid's core concepts - indigeneity, economic oppression, the body, indecency, heterosexuality, and sex, as well as setting her life in context with an overview of her stance on feminist teaching and activism, and her critique of Latin American liberation theology.

Designed to introduce a new generation to her work, this volume serves as both an indispensable guidebook and a launchpad for students to explore her extraordinary writing for themselves.

Blog - Thia Cooper on why the work of Marcella Althaus-Reid today - perhaps more than ever. 

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction 1

1. Biography 7

2. The Theological Marketplace: Activism Teaching, Scholarship 11

3. The Hermeneutical Circle 22

4. Critiques of Latin American Liberation Theology and Feminist Theology 35

5. Post-colonialism and Indigeneity 48

6. Capitalism and the Excluded 60

7. Women and Woman-God 73

8. The Whole Body 86

9. Indecency/Decency 99

10. Heterosexuality 110

11. Queering 123

12. A Marginal God 135

13. Crucifixions/Resurrections 144

Conclusion 154

Bibliography 156

Index of Names and Subjects  161

Thia Cooper

Thia Cooper is Professor of Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College, USA including Controversies in Political Theology: Development or Liberation? (2007) and A Theology of International Development (2020) . She has lectured widely in both the USA and Europe. Professor Cooper undertook her Master of Theology at Edinburgh's New College in 1999 and completed her PhD in 2005, both under Marcella Althaus-Reid.

“We finally have a book length introduction an analysis of Marcella Althaus Reid--in my mind the most important liberation theologian of the end of the 20th century … A must read for anyone seeking tools to develop a liberation theology for today.” -- IVAN PETRELLA, UNIVERSIDAD TORCUATO DI TELLA, ARGENTINA 

“… a valuable resource for students engaging with a multidisciplinary approach to theology which was the life blood of Althaus Reid. I encourage you to read it and get drawn into the worlds Althaus Reid creates which are so well laid out by Cooper.” -- LISA ISHERWOOD, UNIVERSITY OF WALES TRINITY ST DAVID 

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