View Full Version : Swarthmore College Introduces ‘Queering the Bible’ Course

12-23-2017, 04:33 PM
Next fall, the prestigious Swarthmore College will introduce a course called “Queering the Bible.”

The course, which will launch in the fall of 2018 through Swarthmore’s religion department, will examine the Bible through a queer lens. It will examine issues of sex, gender, and identity as they present themselves in one of human history’s most influential texts.

“This course surveys queer and trans* readings of biblical texts. It introduces students to the complexity of constructions of sex, gender, and identity in one of the most influential literary works produced in ancient times,” the course description reads. “By reading the Bible with the methods of queer and trans* theoretical approaches, this class destabilizes long held assumptions about what the bible — and religion — says about gender and sexuality.”