Queer Theology Resources – LGBTQ+ History Month 2024

29 February 2024

At the end of LGBT+ History Month, the staff and research community at Queen’s would like to share some of the resources we love for you to take into the rest of the year. LGBTQIA+ lives and voices continue to inform and shape so much of our Christian experiences and so we hope these resources will inspire you to keep exploring throughout the year.

Reflecting our passions for theology, mission, biblical studies, worship, and growing in discipleship, these books, writers, and projects each offer a different insight to enrich our thinking and understanding. Take a look through the recommendations and see what sparks a moment of inspiration for you or equips you better to make sense of the different angles at which we encounter our lives as part of God’s created world.

Books and articles

Stephen Burns and Bryan Cones (eds), Liturgy with a Difference: Beyond Inclusion in the Christian Assembly, London: SCM, 2019

Patrick S. Cheng, Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology. New York, NY: Seabury Books, 2011. http://www.patrickcheng.net/

Chris Dowd and Christina Beardsley, Transfaith: A Transgender Pastoral Resource. DLT:2018

Rhiannon Graybill, “Elisha’s Body and the Queer Touch of Prophecy”, Biblical Theology Bulletin: Journal of Bible and Culture 49(1) 2019

Deryn Guest, When Deborah Met Jael: Lesbian Biblical Hermeneutics, London: SCM Press, 2005.

Kathryn Gwyther and Jo Henderson-Merrygold, “The Disidentification of Mordecai: A Drag Interpretation of Esther 8:15Hebrew Studies 63.

Mihee Kim-Kort, Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith, Fortress Press, 2018 https://miheekimkort.com/

Pamela R. Lightsey, Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology, Eugene OR, Wipf and Stock, 2015. https://youtu.be/b4k8yZ6iBds?feature=shared

Jeremy Punt, “Intersections in Queer Theory and Postcolonial Theory, and Hermeneutical Spin Offs”, The Bible and Critical Theory 4(2) June 2008

Jarel Robinson-Brown, Black Gay British Christian Queer, London: SCM, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/live/8WMxqC4fq9w?feature=shared

Marcella Althaus-Reid, The Queer God, London: Routledge, 2003

 

Chris Dowd and Christina Beardsley, Transfaith: A Transgender Pastoral Resource. DLT:2018

June Hee Yoon, “Finding Home in the In-between Space for a Queer Asian American Christian Woman”, in Asian and Asian American Women in Theology and Religion: Embodying Knowledge edited by Pui-lan Kwok. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, pp. 59-71

Non academic resources

You may also wish to explore these non-academic resources:

The Queer Faith photography project at Union Seminary New York: https://utsnyc.edu/queer-faith/

And the UK Queer Religion photo project: https://francesmarshall.ie/queer-religion/

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