“You Must Follow Our Belief or Else You Can't Receive God”: Constructing a Sexual Bi/Theology of Eucharist
Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2014
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals and Dialog, Inc.
Volume 53, Issue 2, pages 149–158, June 2014
How to Cite
Goh, J. N. (2014), “You Must Follow Our Belief or Else You Can't Receive God”: Constructing a Sexual Bi/Theology of Eucharist. Dialog, 53: 149–158. doi: 10.1111/dial.12105
- Issue online: 9 JUN 2014
- Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2014
- queer theology;
- sexual bi/theology
Embodied experiences and insights of LGBTQ persons can challenge and contradict grand metanarratives of sacramental theology that exclude and/or censure these persons. Through a theological investigation of the narratives of Vincent, a 26-year old Malaysian, I examine the dynamics of his self-identifying as bisexual and Roman Catholic in relation to his perception of the Eucharist. Drawing from his narratives and aided by the theologisings of Marcella Althaus-Reid, Andrea Bieler and Luise Schottroff, I explore alternative ways in which the Eucharist can be imagined for LGBTQ Christians.