Teaching Sexuality and Religion in Higher Education

Embodied Learning, Trauma Sensitive Pedagogy, and Perspective Transformation

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Editor(s): 
Darryl W. Stephens, Kate Ott
Routledge Research in Religion and Education
  • New York: 
    Routledge
    , May
     2020.
     224 pages.
     $128.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9780367346881.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Sarah-Jane Page forthcoming.

Description

This volume combines insights from secular sexuality education, trauma studies, and embodiment to explore effective strategies for teaching sexuality and religion in colleges, universities, and seminaries.

Contributors to this volume address a variety of sexuality-related issues including reproductive rights, military prostitution, gender, fidelity, queerness, sexual trauma, and veiling from the perspective of multiple religious faiths. Christian, Jewish, and Muslim scholars present pedagogy and classroom strategies appropriate for secular and religious institutional contexts. By foregrounding a combination of "perspective transformation" and "embodied learning" as a means of increasing students’ appreciation for the varied social, psychological, theological and cultural contexts in which attitudes to sexuality develop, the volume posits sexuality as a critical element of teaching about religion in higher education.

This book will be of great interest to graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, academics, and libraries in the fields of Religious Studies, Religious Education, Gender & Sexuality, Religion & Education, and Sociology of Religion.

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

Darryl W. Stephens is Director of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry and Director of United Methodist Studies at Lancaster Theological Seminary, USA.

Kate Ott is Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics and University Scholar in Everyday Ethics at Drew University, USA.

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