“Ecstasy in Celibacy” and Other Queer Ideas

Eve Tushnet | 4/24/2019 | Staff
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The workshop descriptions for Revoice 2K19 are live!

Revoice is a conference which seeks “to support and encourage gay, ****, bisexual, and other same-sex attracted Christians—as well as those who love them—so that all in the Church might be empowered to live in gospel unity while observing the historic Christian doctrine of marriage and sexuality.” As far as I know it’s the only such conference, in the world. I went last year, the first year. I gave an incoherent talk (you can read a more-coherent version of it here) and had a blast. Hugely recommend it to absolutely every lgbtq/ssa person trying to live the Catholic sexual ethic, or interested in possibly living that ethic and understanding more about what it means. (Using “the Catholic sexual ethic” even though most of these people are Protestants and reject significant elements of Catholic sexual discipline; I continue to hate all the possible shorthands–“historical,” “traditional,” etc all are just as imprecise if not more.) The conference will be in St Louis again this year so you can also visit one of the absolute most beautiful churches I have ever encountered, their cathedral basilica.

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Anyway, to see the workshop descriptions, go to the homepage and scroll down until you see the photos, then click on each photo for a workshop description. I’m doing this:

Contemporary American culture—very much including Christian culture—finds it hard to understand celibacy as anything other than a deprivation. And lots of us also experience celibacy as mostly deprivation, rather than an arena for love. In this workshop, I’ll look at Christian history, theology, and art, in order...
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