Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bi Christian Unitarian: A Theology of Transgression

I'm sure that all you readers subscribe to the Journal of Bisexuality (who doesn't?). If you do you'll have seen that the most recent issue is a special issue on the subject of Bisexualities and Spiritualities. And it features an article I wrote called "Bi Christian Unitarian: A Theology of Transgression." The copyright is owned by the publishers, so I can't reproduce the article here, but the link should help you to look it up if you're interested.

My basic premise is that bisexuals transgress the boundaries of gender and sexuality that we have constructed in our culture. When others speak and write about bisexuals they identify the "problem" with the bisexual who transgress these boundaries, and would rather call into question the existence of bisexuals than the existence of those boundaries. However, when bisexuals speak for themselves they are more likely to call into question the nature of those boundaries. Bisexuals witness to the possibility of love transgressing boundaries, and in doing so provide a parallel to a God who does not limit Godself to those human boundaries we have constructed between races, genders, religions. Bisexual love is a parallel to the love of God which transgresses boundaries.

2 Comments:

Blogger Yewtree said...

Thanks for this Stephen - will definitely read the article. It's good to see someone standing up for us bisexuals! We're not just "greedy".

10:00 am  
Blogger Yewtree said...

Oh, that's weird, I could access the full article earlier but now it's asking for an Athens login and my uni doesn't subscribe to that journal :(

I should have grabbed it while I could see it, but I didn't think it would suddenly disappear.

12:58 pm  

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