CANCELLED for Spring 2013 Semester.
Declaring that all acts of love and pleasure are the rituals of the Goddess, contemporary Pagans affirm the sacredness of the body and sexuality. Students will engage theological and ethical writings around gender, sexuality, and the body from Pagan and allied perspectives. Special attention will be given to same-sex relationships, BDSM, polyamory, transgender, and other expressions of gender and sexuality that are marginalized by mainstream society. Students will examine their conceptions of gender and sexuality and develop their own theologies of the body in a context that takes both personal liberation and social justice into account and will emerge better equipped to counsel their communities around eroticism and touch.
Class meetings: Mondays 9pm ET.
Prerequisite: C5121 Contemporary Global Paganisms OR C5141 Introduction to Pagan Theology, OR written permission of the instructor
Additional required readings will be provided in the Moodle classroom
Fulfills: the requirement for an Area I course in theology and practice.