Christian Sex




Religious groups labelled 'Christian' have long been preoccupied with sex. The effects of their preoccupation can be seen all around us-in contemporary churches, in ethical and political debates, in our languages and cultural symbols. This seminar will consider this preoccupation in three steps. It will first sample influential earlier discourses about sex in Christian theology, paying special attention to rhetoric of purity, disease, and death. It will then examine rapid changes in Christian teaching about procreation and pleasure, marriage and parenting, 'homosexuality' and 'gender' in the last hundred years. Finally, it will try to find or make more hopeful futures for Christian sex.


Additional Information

Faculty: Mark Jordan
Semester: Full Fall Term
Time: Mon, 9:00 - 11:45 a.m. ET
HDS 2710