Course Memo

This seminar for advanced students in all GTU degree programs explores the theological intersections of embodiment, multiple forms of desire, and human relationality through the lenses of Christian systematic theology broadly and of eschatology and queer theology more specifically. In critical conversation with work on the theological dimensions of desire, gender, embodiment, and queer and affect theories, this course examines how desires can converge in actual bodies, reconfiguring relational possibilities as part of the inbreaking of the eschatologically “new” and allowing Christians to anticipate through hope—imaginatively and practically—the promised “not yet.” Active seminar participation and occasional leadership, and a final theological research paper are the course requirements. [Auditors with Faculty Permission]