Queering ‘traditional’ theology
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This chapter provides an overview of queer theologies and how they disrupt or destabilise traditional theology. Attention is first drawn to how queer theologies differ from gay and lesbian theologies, and how queer is used to show how identity is unstable. Queer theologies are produced in a range of contexts with a range of concerns and tools. There is diversity in the area, and a richness that comes from such diversity. Queer theologies destabilise God, Christ, doctrines, rites, and rituals. The chapter first considers the significant contribution of Marcella Althaus-Reid to the area, before then exploring how some queer theologies use a ‘queer-view mirror’ to re-examine traditional theological thought. The chapter also offers a reconsideration of Christian traditions through a contemporary lens, discussing queer worship and queer sacraments.