This volume combines insights from secular sexuality education, trauma studies, and embodiment to explore effective strategies for teaching sexuality and religion in colleges, universities, and seminaries.
Contributors to this volume address a variety of sexuality-related issues including reproductive rights, military prostitution, gender, fidelity, queerness, sexual trauma, and veiling from the perspective of multiple religious faiths. Christian, Jewish, and Muslim scholars present pedagogy and classroom strategies appropriate for secular and religious institutional contexts. By foregrounding a combination of "perspective transformation" and "embodied learning" as a means of increasing students' appreciation for the varied social, psychological, theological and cultural contexts in which attitudes to sexuality develop, the volume posits sexuality as a critical element of teaching about religion in higher education.
This book will be of great interest to graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, academics, and libraries in the fields of Religious Studies, Religious Education, Gender & Sexuality, Religion & Education, and Sociology of Religion.
Darryl W. Stephens is Director of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry and Director of United Methodist Studies at Lancaster Theological Seminary, USA.
Kate Ott is Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics and University Scholar in Everyday Ethics at Drew University, USA.
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Series Editor Introduction
Part I: Pedagogical Lenses
Embodied Learning through Pedagogical Promiscuity
by Michelle Mary Lelwica
Trauma Sensitive Pedagogy
by Stephanie M. Crumpton
Perspective Transformation for Professional Formation and Responsible Citizenship
by Kate Ott
Part II: Instruction about Religion (Religious Studies)
Global Ethics and Sexuality
by Keun-Joo Christine Pae
Countering Colonial Assumptions about Veils, Sexuality, and Islam
by Amy L. Defibaugh and Brett Krutzsch
Toward a Critical Teaching Method of Islamic Genders and Sexualities
by Amanullah De Sondy
"Uses of the Erotic" for Teaching Queer Studies
by Thelathia "Nikki" Young
Cross-Cultural Teaching about Abortion and Religion
by Michelle McGowan and Michal Raucher
Part III: Religious Instruction (Theological Education)
A Spiritually Integrative Digital Pedagogy
by Carrie Doehring and Rubén Arjona
Role Play in Jewish Pastoral Education
by Mychal Springer
Equipping Teachers of Sexual Ethics in Faith Communities
by Boyung Lee
Testing the Spirits through Critical Fidelity in the Classroom
by Patricia Beattie Jung
Part IV: Institutional Support for Teaching and Learning
The Integrative Challenge of Professional Sexual Ethics in Theological Education
by Darryl W. Stephens and Patricia Beattie Jung
Faculty Workshop on Teaching Sexuality and Religion
by Darryl W. Stephens