SJSD 164 U.S. Queer Religious History

A survey of Queer religious history in the United States, paying particular attention to sexual diversity, social justice, and the complex interplay between sexual identities and religion.  Exploring the relationship between Queer communities and individuals, and religion within the U.S., the course will consider the historical development of queer religious space and identity within our changing social and political environment.  Further, the course will explore religion as both oppressive and liberative in regards to Queer communities and individuals, working towards an understanding of the function of religious institution and practice in regards to U.S. ideals, social realities and conceptions of justice-making.




A lower division course in this area (RST 41, RST 45, or,RST 149).