Reading List: Queer Theology in the Academy and in the Church

Queer Theology Reading List

General Introduction

Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology, by Patrick Cheng

The Courage to be Queer, by Jeff Hood

The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender, ed. By Adrian Thatcher

Solus Jesus: A Theology of Resistance, by Emily Swann and Ken Wilson

Indecent Theology, by Marcella Althaus-Reid


Queer theology, Queer Identity, and Churches

Queer Theology: Beyond Apologetics, by Linn Marie Tonstad

Queer Christianities: Lived Religions in Transgressive Forms, by Talvacchia, Pettinger, and Larrimore

Rainbow Theology: Bridging Race, Sexuality, and Spirit, by Patrick Cheng

From Sin to Amazing Grace: Discovering the Queer Christ, by Patrick Cheng

Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith, by Mihee Kim-Kort

God and Difference: The Trinity, Sexuality, and the Transformation of Finitude, by Linn Marie Tonstad

This is My Body: Hearing the Theology of Transgender Christians: by Christian Beardsley and Michelle Esther O’Brian

Sex and Uncertainty: Intersex Conditions and Christian Theology, by Susannah Cornwall


Queer theology from the margins

Representations of Homosexuality: Black Liberation Theology, by R. Sneed

Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology, by Pamela Lightsey

Living Out Sexuality and Faith: Body Admissions of Malaysian Gay and Bisexual Men, by Joseph N. Goh

A Queering of Black Theology: James Baldwins Blues Project and Gospel Prose, by El. Kornegay Jr.

Kenyan, Christian, Queer: Religion, LGBT Activism, and the Arts, by: Adriaan van Klinken

Their Own Receive Them Not: African American Lesbians and Gays in Black Churches, by: Horace L. Griffin

One Coin Found: How Gods Love Stretches to the Margins, by Emmy Kegler


Queer Histories and Ethics

The Invention of Sodomy, by Mark Jordan

The Ethics of Sex, by Mark Jordan

Queer Theology: Rethinking the Western Body: Gerard Loughlin

Queering Richard Rolle: Mystical Theology and the Hermit in Fourteenth Century England, by Christopher M. Roman

Un/Familiar Theology: Reconceiving Sex, Reproduction, and Generativity, by Susannah Cornwall

Unnatural: Spiritual Resiliency in Queer Christian Women, by Rachel Murr

Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, by Margaret Farley