Loughlin, Gerard, ed. Queer Theology: Rethinking the Western Body. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2007, 351 pages.
Reviewed by Scott Bergen
It is a word that my grandparents throw around nonchalantly to describe events in their daily lives, a word that makes my parents squirm with uneasiness, and a word that I use positively as a marker of sexual preference. My grandparents describe an odd experiences as making them feel “queer,” my parents hear the word “queer” as a derogatory slur against gays, and I use the term “queer” to refer to those, including myself, who do not feel as if they fit into heterosexual hegemony.