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From Sin to Amazing Grace

From Sin to Amazing Grace: Discovering the Queer ChristFrom Sin to Amazing Grace: Discovering the Queer Christ by Patrick S. Cheng
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An interesting, quick read. Part one critiques the crime-based model of sin and grace from the perspective of a Christ-centered, theosis model that draws on Eastern Orthodox theology for a contemporary, progressive view.

The second part is an exploration of seven images of the Queer Christ and the corresponding sin and grace associated with each image. This also serves as a handy summary of various forms of queer theology.

The most interesting to me was model seven: The Hybrid Christ drawing on postcolonial theory. The sin associated with that image was singularity "the refusal to acknowledge the complex interplay of identity categories. Singularity is our desire to simplify multiple overlapping and intersecting categories." The corresponding grace was hybridity "the simultaneous holding together of two or more intersecting worlds." "Hybrid thinking delights in multiplicities, intersections, and interstitial spaces."

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