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Relational Theology, Queer Hermeneutics, and Music with Dirk von der Horst, pt. 1

March 10, 2020

Show Notes

What is relational theology, and what does it have to do with David and Jonathan of the Hebrew scriptures? In this episode, which is the first part of my conversation with Dirk von der Horst, we learn how he came to write the book Jonathan’s Loves, David’s Laments , and get into a discussion on what relational theology is.

For some further reading on relational theology, check out these works:

Carter Heyward: The Redemption of God: A Theology of Mutual Relation, Touching Our Strength: The Erotic as Power and Love of God, Our Passion for Justice: Images of Power, Sexuality, and Liberation

Gary David Comstock: Gay Theology Without Apology

Lisa Isherwood and Elaine Bellchambers: Through Us, With Us, In Us: Relational Theologies in the Twenty-First Century

To contact Dirk von der Horst, find him on Twitter:

Seminary for the Rest of Us, where everyone is welcome to God-talk, is hosted by Sabrina Reyes-Peters, mixed by Mason Mennenga, web engineered by Charles Peters, and the theme music is by Matthew Scott. Find us on Twitter: @seminaryshow Contact:


Music by Matthew Scott

Special thanks to Mason Mennenga, who mixed the show, and to Charlie, who needs to give all of these development projects a rest and get some sleep.