Sexuality and Religion

Sexual Difference And The Vatican – A Lacanian Response, Part 3 (Melissa Conroy)

The following is the second of a three-part series. The first can be found here, the second here. Likewise, Teresa de Lauretis argues that gender is best understood as “the representation of a relation, that of belonging to a class, a group, a category.”[1] Sexual difference is not the result of the difference between male […]

Critical Theory Reviews

Review – French Perceptions of Muslim Sexuality (Trevor Wolff)

Mack, Mehammed Amadeus. Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture. New York City NY: Fordham University Press, 2017. ISBN-10: 0823274616. Hardcover, Paperback, E-book.   The title of Mehammed Amadeus Mack’s latest book Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture is a wordplay within a wordplay, referencing French slang for the country […]

Book Previews and Prospectuses

Spiritual Erotics, Part 2 – The Nature and History of Machismo and Its Feminine Counterpart As “Marianismo”

From time to time Religious Theory (RT) invites well-known academic authors to outline current book projects that have not yet been published.  This second installment of the article, released in three parts, reflects a recent talk in California by Prof. Luis Leon, a well-known author of several key books on the theory of Latino religions […]