Theologies of the Body

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

The body changed theology. How and for what purpose? What does the role of the body reveal about the aims of contemporary theology and its relationship to ethics? This lecture course introduces Christian theology focusing on these questions. We will study theologies written from the Second World War to the present—texts that respond to state violence, economic oppression, and ecological devastation; to wrestle with the significance of race, gender, sexuality, and disability. By turning to the body, these theologies do not merely add an item to the list of themes that theology treats. They transform the way of doing theology.