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SEXUAL SALVATION: THE THEOLOGICAL GRAMMAR OF VOYEURISM AND PERMUTATIONS

Marcella María Althaus-Reid

in Literature and Theology

Volume 15, issue 3, pages 241-248
Published in print September 2001 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online September 2001 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/15.3.241
SEXUAL SALVATION: THE THEOLOGICAL GRAMMAR OF VOYEURISM AND PERMUTATIONS

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In this article I develop the idea that sexual theologies need to use a hermeneutics based on different sexual epistemologies, such as those coming from fetishist subcultures Voyeurism and permutations are not only different ways of loving and knowing the world, but they also imply different theological ways of thinking and questioning. Not only do they provoke in us different ideological suspicions on Dogmatics, but they also provide us with a different material basis for sexual assumptions.

The dislocation of the sexual subject in theology has alienated us in different ways, including defamiharising us with God, by preventing us from interpreting and understanding God outside the narrow scope of a theological heterosexual text Sexual epistemologies in the margins present us instead with per/verted options, or different versions of fundamental issues such as Salavation, where the Voyeur's gaze may help us to dislocate many assumptions in Christianity which come from a heterosexuality in the closet, and its particular systematic theological order

‘There is something worse than having a perverse soul, and it is to have an accustomed soul.’

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