A course by Stephen Shoemaker at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary introduces “students to the various notions of
gender, the body, and sexuality found in the earliest Christian traditions. The courseâs
main emphasis will be on the cultural construction of these three interrelated categories in
early Christian literature.”
A 2012 course by Charles Allen and Helene Russell at Christian Theological Seminary explores “theological issues involved in the practice of fully welcoming into the church’s life and mission gay, lesbian and other Christians whose commitments and relationships differ from traditionally prevailing models.”
A 2003 class by Julie Kilmer at Elmhurst College offers “a critical study of biblical perspectives, theological positions, ethical reasoning, church traditions, faith commitments, and empirical data that address questions of sexuality and the family.”
A 1998 course by Edward Tomasciewicz at DePaul University course “explores and examines the dynamics of interpersonal relationships in regard to the issues of Body, Shame,Guilt, Gender, Masculinity,Femininity, Intimacy, Love, Sex, Death, Disillusionment, Transformation etc.”
A 2016 course by Marianne Farina CSC at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology investigates “core principles and teachings about human sexuality” from the Roman Catholic perspective. Topics such as “marriage, family life, celibacy, and biomedical issues related to human sexuality” are addressed.