Songsang, confessions, and theologizings of divine lavishness

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This chapter recasts the meaning of “confession” from a sacramental exposé of queer/trans iniquity to the faith-inflected revelations of queer/trans people. Drawing on selected narratives of four Malaysian Christian men who self-identify as gay, and thus culpable of being songsang or (sinfully) aberrant in a country that continues to criminalize sexual and gender diversities, Goh constructs theologies from the ground up that recognize God as Profound Knower, Unconditional Lover, Instructor, Generous Provider and Plenitude of At-Home-Ness. The chapter ends with a recommendation that both churches and queer/trans people engage in deep storytelling and deep listening as mutual learning processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnlocking Orthodoxies for Inclusive Theologies
Subtitle of host publicationQueer Alternatives
EditorsRobert E. Shore-Goss, Joseph N. Goh
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780429298493
ISBN (Print)9780367277413
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameGender, Theology and Spirituality

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