Unsettling Science and Religion

Contributions and Questions from Queer Studies

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Lisa Stenmark
  • New York, NY: 
    Lexington Books
    , May
     288 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Jacob Boss forthcoming.


This book borrows from the intellectual labor of queer theory in order to unsettle—or “queer”—the discourses of “religion” and “science,” and, by extension, the “science and religion discourse.” Drawing intellectual and social cues from works by influential theorists such as Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and Eve Sedgwick, chapters in this volume converge on at least three common features of queer theory. First, queer theory challenges givens that on occasion still undergird religiously and scientifically informed ways of thinking. Second, it takes embodiment seriously. Third, this engagement inevitably generates new pathways for thinking about how religious and scientific “truths” matter. These three features ultimately lend support to critical investigations into the meanings of “science” and “religion,” and the relationships between the two.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Lisa Stenmark teaches Humanities and Comparative Religious Studies at San Jose State University.

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