chapter  6
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THE ECONOMY OF GOD’S EXCHANGE RATE MECHANISM

If God is a God of history and resurrections therefore also happen in history, we need to consider the role of permutations in Scriptural readings. The category of prostitution in the Bible, with its heavy theological investments, needs to become part of a dialectic of exchanges and transmutations with the divine. Permutations are related to genderfucking (gender exchanges) or transsexualism (sexual exchanges) but also to economic processes. Reading God and prostitution in the Scriptures permutes first of all the partners in dialogue from the prostitute and the religious community of sexual authority in the Bible to the prostitute and God. Second, the dialogue is between God and Godself, because Queer theologies consider relationships as the ground from which we think God.