Queer Theologies: The Basics is a concise and illuminating introduction to the study of this controversial and discursive subject area. This book provides an accessible exploration into the major themes within queer studies, queer theologies, and themes of gender and sexuality in Christianity. Topics covered include:
With a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading throughout, this book is an ideal starting point for anyone seeking a full introduction to Christian queer theologies as well as broader themes in theology, gender, and sexuality.
‘This is a fabulous book, which introduces queer theologies in a rich and accessible way. Each chapter is beautifully written, and guides readers towards an enhanced understanding of this complex yet vital topic. It is a timely and welcome addition to theological studies, and will be of value to academics, students, pastors, and interested readers alike.’ — Caroline Blyth, University of Auckland, New Zealand
‘Greenough’s book is a rich compendium that gently initiates the reader into queer and LGBTI theologies from around the globe. It is indispensable for theological colleges and universities, seminaries, cell group meetings, faith formation courses, church camps and personal enrichment.’ — Joseph N. Goh, Monash University Malaysia
‘Astonishing coverage for one slim volume. Greenough’s introduction exceeds all expectations in his ability to address so many topics, to reflect the diversity of the field and to do so in such an accessible and engaging way. This much-needed introduction does not shy away from the queerness of queer theology. Ranging from queer sacraments to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Greenough covers all the basics with a mix of poignancy, humour and audacious boldness.’ — Deryn Guest, University of Birmingham, UK
‘How to enter the ever-expanding field of queer theology, with its often complex theorisation of gender and sexuality, and its dense academic jargon? This book is the answer to that question. Chris Greenough has written a highly accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the subject – an important resource for students of queer studies who know little about theology, and for students of theology who know little about queer studies. Along the way he also provides critical direction, steering the reader towards new ways of engaging queer religious texts, and of thinking about queer religious lives, in contemporary global Christian contexts.’ — Adriaan van Klinken, University of Leeds, UK
1 The development of queer theologies
2 Queering ‘traditional’ theology
3 Queer theologies in global contexts
4 Queer Bible
5 Queer theologies from queer lives
Afterword: beyond the basics
The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.
Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.
Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.