Radical Love

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Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology (2011)

Author(s): Patrick S Cheng

Format: Paperback

ISBN-13: 9781596271364

Amazon UK: Radical Love

Language: English

Standpoint: 1 Fully inclusive and affirming

Genre(s): Academic writing and Theology

Topic(s): Liberation Theology and Queer theology

Especially suitable for: Academics

As Patrick Cheng insightfully argues, Jesus Christ can be understood by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as the embodiment of a love so extreme that it dissolves all existing boundaries. In discussing revelation, God, Trinity, creation, atonement, sin, grace, Holy Spirit, church, and sacraments, Patrick Cheng – a theologian, seminary professor, and ordained minister – provides a historical survey of how queer theology has developed from the 1950s to today, and then illuminates its themes using the ecumenical creeds as his guide. He discusses Jesus’s communion with all people – holy and profane. He explores Jesus’s crossing of all barriers – from divine to sexual. Above all, he reminds us that those barriers are societal, rather than religious, concepts.

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