Ecofeminists, particularly in the work of Yvonne Gebara, have called Christians to think about the connections between poverty, violence (to Earth and humans), and gender. This lecture examines how this long history of violence and ecological ruin along the U.S./Mexico border theologically has expanded to a femicide that in the last decades has claimed more than two thousand female lives, the majority maquildaorda workers, in the city of Juárez.
Professor Lisa Isherwood, Director of Theological Partnerships at the University of Winchester (UK), delivered the Sixth Annual Boswell Lecture on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, titled, “How Does a Queer Feminist Remain a Christian?” Tensions abound in nearly every word of this lecture’s title – how can one be a feminist and queer or queer and a Christian? How can one need a category such as “woman” in order to give feminism a focus and still wish to queer the notion of women without doing intellectual and emotional contortions?
Abstract: Intersex conditions, wherein people cannot be categorized as clearly male or female according to current definitions, are often discussed in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identities, but might also be figured as a non-pathological physical difference akin to a disability. In this paper I suggest that the overlaps between theological conceptions of […]
Orlando Espín, Th.D., Professor of Systematic Theology in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego delivered the fifth annual John E. Boswell Lecture on Tuesday evening, April 24, 2012, titled, ““Who is Human? – The Subversive Question at the Heart of Christianity.”
Laurel C. Schneider, Professor of Theology, Ethics, and Culture at Chicago Theological Seminary delivered the second annual Georgia Harkness Lecture. In tribute to Georgia Harkness’s own interest in poetry, Dr. Schneider explores ways in which theopoetics, an emergent mode of theological reflection, can offer pathways for embodied, queer theology that is “other-wise.”
Patrick S. Cheng, Assistant Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Episcopal Divinity School, delivered the fourth annual Boswell Lecture on Thursday evening, April 28, 2011, titled, “The Rainbow Connection: Bridging Asian American and Queer Theologies.” The Rainbow Connection: Bridging Asian American and Queer Theologies — will help to mark and celebrate an emerging queer […]
Kelly Brown Douglas, an Episcopal priest and Elizabeth Conolly Todd Distinguished Professor of Religion at Goucher College delivered the third annual John E. Boswell Lecture, an endowed lectureship at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry, on April 30, 2010, to an enthusiastic audience in PSR’s Doug Adams Gallery. Co-sponsoring the […]