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2012 Gilberto Castañeda Lecture

“Triangles & Rainbows: Constructing a Queer of Color Theology”

The Rev. Dr. Patrick Cheng
Assistant Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology, Episcopal Divinity School

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Reception, 5:00 p.m., Fourth Floor Dining Room
Lecture, 6:00 p.m., Fourth Floor Chapel


2012 Castañeda Lecture

CTS, and the LGBTQ Religious Studies Center in particular, welcomed The Rev. Dr. Patrick Cheng as the 2012 Gilberto Castañeda lecturer. The Rev. Dr. Cheng is Assistant Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Episcopal Divinity School. He holds a PhD, MPhil, and MA from Union Theological Seminary in New York, a JD from Harvard Law School, and a BA from Yale College. Professor Cheng's research interests relate to the intersections of sexuality, race and theology. He is the author of Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology (Seabury, 2011), and he is currently working on a book project entitled From Sin to Amazing Grace: Discovering the Queer Christ (Seabury). Cheng's essays have appeared in a number of anthologies, including the second edition of Sexuality and the Sacred (Westminster/John Knox, 2010) and The Queer Bible Commentary (SCM, 2006). His articles have been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion; Journal of Technology, Theology, and Religion; Semeia; and Spiritus. Cheng serves on the steering committee of the Asian North American Religion, Culture and Society Group of the American Academy of Religion. In 2011, he delivered the fourth annual John E. Boswell Lecture at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry in Berkeley, California. Cheng is an ordained minister with the Metropolitan Community Churches, and he contributes to the religion section of the Huffington Post.