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Relational Theology, Queer Hermeneutics, and Music with Dirk von der Horst, pt. 2

April 01, 2020

Show Notes

We are continuing the conversation here on relational theology, and in this episode we also dive into the interpretive problems of the David and Jonathan texts. What was the nature of David and Jonathan’s relationship? Can we actually know?

Content note: frank discussion on sexuality and sexual acts.

Further reading:

Rita Nakashima Brock: Journeys by Heart: A Christology of Erotic Power

Catherine Keller: From a Broken Web: Sexism, Separation, and the Self

Ken Stone: Practicing Safer Texts: Food, Sex, and Bible in Queer Perspective

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, sound engineered 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.