Crossroads and Identities

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At a time when major branches of Judaism and most Christian denominations are addressing the relationship between religion and homosexuality, Jewish/Christian/Queer offers a unique examination of the similarities between the queer intersections of Judaism and Christianity, and the queer intersections of the homosexual and the religious. This volume investigates three forms of queerness; the rhetorical, theological and the discursive dissonance at the meeting points between Christianity and Judaism; the crossroads of the religious and the homosexual; and the intersections of these two forms of queerness, namely where the religiously queer of Jewish and Christian speech intersects with the sexually queer of religiously identified homosexual discourse. Including essays on literature and literary theory, Christian theology, Biblical, Rabbinic, and Jewish studies, queer theory, architecture, Freud, gay and lesbian studies and history, Jewish/Christian/Queer will have a truly interdisciplinary appeal.

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Using the term queer to convey dissonance generally as well as deviation from a sexual norm, scholars of Western literature and religion during various historical periods explore violations of boundaries between conventional categories. Their topics include the erotic adventures of rabbi Meir, the Queen Anne churches as queer spaces, queering the Jews in Protestant Europe at the fin de siécle, A Russian-Jewish-Catholic homosexual in Oscar Wilde's London, questions of morality and identity regarding Hitler's Jewish solders, and Judaic recovery and the broken Christian body in Michael Arditti's Easter and The Celibate. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Surrey, UK : Ashgate, ©2009
ISBN: 9780754673750
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 249 pages)
Additional Contributors: Roden, Frederick S. 1970-


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