Introduction: God and Difference Book Event

Trinitarian theology has lost its way. It has become – as I demonstrate in this book – a way to enjoin practices of sacrifice and submission under the banner of countering the rapaciousness of modern subjectivity.

The problem with Christian theological accounts of the Trinity is not, Tonstad argues, that they have become infected by the fallen or secular logics of gender inequality and hierarchy. The logics of heterosexism and heteronormativity are, in fact, deeply theological, and cannot be unsettled simply by the demand that they be made flexible enough to welcome queer people in. What is necessary instead is a radical remaking of the logic of trinitarian procession, moving away from the heterosexual logic of penetration, according to which relationships move according to the thrusting logics of space-making, activity and receptivity, towards the clitoral logic of surface touch, intensification, and non-sacrificial encounter. Continue reading “Introduction: God and Difference Book Event”

New book: A Queering of Black Theology

E.L. Kornegay, Jr., a fellow CTS alum, has a new book out with Palgrave, entitled A Queering of Black Theology: James Baldwin’s Blues Project and Gospel Prose. It has been recommended by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, and a sample chapter is available (PDF).

The book is available for purchase directly from the publisher, with an additional 20% discount if you use the code on this promotional flyer (PDF).