Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fordham Professor Tom Beaudoin Describes S@domy As "Real Life" Theology

Lot facing his "real life" theology
Catholicism has very little s@xual theology “from below." There are, in truth, more than a few resources that can inspire Catholicism to take grassroots LGB/T theologies more seriously, but one recent book that I hope will inspire a new kind of theology "from below" of Catholic sexual diversity is (Marquette University) sociologist Dawne Moon's book God, S@x and Politics: H@mosexuality and Everyday Theologies (Chicago, 2004). 
Moon looks at how everyday theologies appear in Methodist congregations trying to talk about h@mosexuality, and she builds a case along the way for everyday theology as the theology that matters most in people's ordinary lives. 
It seems to me that Moon agrees with (Protestant Anglican) theologian Jeff Astley's argument about the existence of an "ordinary theology" that motivates people on a day-to-day basis (see his book Ordinary Theology (Ashgate, 2002)). Both Moon and Astley show that in "real life," theologies come from and return to very personal experiences, and do not change by intellectual force alone, or even foremost. They have to do with the faith-sense people make of what they have endured in their lives. 
Link (here) to Fordham Professor Tom Beaudoin's full post at America Magazine's blog In All Things 
The Church's teaching on the subject:  Aquinas (here) , Catechism of the Catholic Chruch (here), (here) and (here)   Overview (here)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tom Beaudoin has shown himself to be a fool ever since writing the preposterous "Virtual Faith". That a man can build a career on vacuity and error is astounding. Then again, he's been working in academia, and for the Jesuits at that. He is not taken seriously by any faithful or knowledgeable Catholic.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and Mr. Beaudoin is not a theologian. He is an impostor. His degree is in religion and education. The man speaks of lived experience as a basis for theology because he has hardly any substantial knowledge of the real basis for theology: Revelation. His writings are all about the Church conforming to the world's desires. That's hardly compatible with the teaching of Christ or the teaching of the Church or the teaching of the doctors of the Church.

Anonymous said...

For being a "fool" and an "imposter" he has managed to craft a pretty impressive c.v.

I'd love to know your credentials fellow Anony.

Anonymous said...

Does it strike anyone else as strange that we never see another Jesuit on this site taking dissidents, like Beaudoin,and others of his ilk at America Mag, to task for scandalizing others? There is a very disturbing silence here.

Anonymous said...

You guys are "Jesuit stalkers."

Anonymous said...

Fool and impostors can amass an "impressive" curriculum vitae because academia encourages and supports foolishness. Professors are one of the biggest drains on society. What do they produce? Largely, they produce nonsense for each other's consumption and mutual admiration. It's only impressive to fellow academics, but there's hardly any substance to Beaudoin's "scholarship". By the way, I have an advanced degree in theology from a pontifical faculty.

Anonymous said...

"By the way, I have an advanced degree in theology from a pontifical faculty."

Then you must be a fraud as well.

Anonymous said...

It's far more important than you think
Posted by Ann Barnhardt - July 19, AD 2011 5:28 PM MST

A spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York has stated on the record that florists, caterers, musicians/disc jockeys and other service providers who refuse to transact business with so-called "gay marriage couples" will be sued in civil court, presumably for discrimination and civil rights violations. I'm guessing that most of you have never been sued for discrimination so you really don't understand what this would mean to a small business owner. The attorneys' fees to defend such an action would be AT A BARE MINIMUM $100,000. That's a bare, bare minimum. In other words, just being sued would be completely financially ruinous, not to mention any "fine" that might be imposed. The reality of the situation is this: an orthodox Christian gal who runs a small, mainstreet florist business in New York state has now been told by the state that she must either effectively renounce her faith or be deprived of her liberty, property and freedom to pursue happiness in her choice of career. You WILL embrace the homosexualist agenda or you WILL be destroyed.

Mark my words, they are already planning. This is what will happen. Homosexuals are going to start presenting themselves in churches which they KNOW will refuse to "marry" them. The locations of these "attacks" will be very carefully chosen in order to land the resulting lawsuits before Marxist judges. Legislating from the bench, these judges will rule that the homosexualists' "civil rights" were violated. Appeals. More appeals. More litigious "attacks". Class action lawsuits. Appeals. Eventually we will see attempts at injunctions against orthodox Christian liturgies and worship. Then we will see arrests, criminal charges and imprisonment. But long before that happens, the legal expenses alone will destroy these churches. It will begin, first and foremost, as a war of financial attrition.

You can read the rest @:

barnhardt.biz/

Here is the thing. Who ever thought that the Jesuits would be facilitating the demise of the Catholic Church viz. "sodomy as theology"? I thought sodomy was a sin that cried out to heaven for vengance. Not anymore.

Anonymous said...

During the Civil Rights Ear southern segregationist argued as well that black demands for rights were an "attack" on them. Homophobes, you're in excellent company.

Anonymous said...

We don't have a disease, mon frere.

Anonymous said...

During the Civil Rights Ear southern segregationist argued as well that black demands for rights were an "attack" on them. Homophobes, you're in excellent company.

They were not asserting their right to sodomy. Pope Paul VI tells us in Persona Humana: "according to the objective moral order, homosexual relations are acts which lack an essential and indispensable finality. In Sacred Scripture they are condemned as a serious depravity and even presented as the sad consequence of rejecting God".[18]

18. Rom 1:24-27 "That is why God left them to their filthy enjoyments and the practices with which they dishonor their own bodies since they have given up Divine truth for a lie and have worshipped and served creatures instead of the Creator, Who is blessed forever. Amen! That is why God has abandoned them to degrading passions; why their women have turned from natural intercourse to unnatural practices and why their menfolk have given up natural intercourse to be consumed with passion for each other, men doing shameless things with men and getting an appropriate reward for their perversion" See also what St. Paul says of "masculorum concubitores" in I Cor 6:10; I Tim 1:10.

Anonymous said...

Nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God.

I Cor 6:10

Anonymous said...

1 Timothy
Chapter 1

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,

to Timothy, my true child in faith: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

I repeat the request I made of you when I was on my way to Macedonia, that you stay in Ephesus to instruct certain people not to teach false doctrines

or to concern themselves with myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the plan of God that is to be received by faith.

The aim of this instruction is love from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith.

Some people have deviated from these and turned to meaningless talk,

wanting to be teachers of the law, but without understanding either what they are saying or what they assert with such assurance.

We know that the law is good, provided that one uses it as law,

with the understanding that law is meant not for a righteous person but for the lawless and unruly, the godless and sinful, the unholy and profane, those who kill their fathers or mothers, murderers,

the unchaste, SODOMITES, kidnapers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is opposed to sound teaching,

according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.

Anonymous said...

Better start cutting off the hands of thieves and gouging out peoples' eyes.

Now if you will excuse me I have to get back to my subordinated wife and my slaves.