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dc.contributor.authorSwenson, Warren Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-24T16:49:33Z
dc.date.available2020-04-24T16:49:33Z
dc.date.issued2020-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.sewanee.edu/handle/11005/21733
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the work of queer theologian Patrick Cheng and renowned homiletician Fred Craddock in order to establish a queer homiletic. Both Cheng and Craddock enjoin their readers to the work of boundary dissolution. Cheng interprets queer theology through the lens of God's radical love, defining it based on its boundary- dissolving characteristics, which are rooted in both queer theory and Christian theology. Likewise, Craddock's revolutionary homiletic identifies boundaries that inhibit an effective hearing of the gospel message. Considered together, these two important scholars provide a foundation for a queer homiletic based on God's radical, boundary- dissolving love. Such a homiletic is revealed to dissolve boundaries that inhibit an effective hearing of the gospel message, including boundaries between subject matter and style, listener and message, speaker and message, and an individual's distance from, and participation with, the biblical text. This homiletic is particularly applicable because it illustrates a queer premise of God, which transcends commonly accepted false dichotomies of gender and sexual identity and affirms the personhood of queer preachers.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipProfessor David Starken_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of the Southen_US
dc.subjectSchool of Theology Thesis 2020en_US
dc.subjectQueer preachersen_US
dc.subjectPatrick Chengen_US
dc.subjectFred Craddocken_US
dc.subjectQueer homileticen_US
dc.subjectRadical loveen_US
dc.titleOverqueering the Gospel: Toward a Homiletical Theology of Boundary Dissolutionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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