Unknowing and Theological Queerness

Theological queerness is not simply a question of queer theology disrupting ‘mainstream’ theology; rather, all theology is somehow simultaneously strange, weak and marginal, and potently disruptive of a mindset which says it is possible to comprehend (or encompass) all the mysteries of the universe. Gerard Loughlin comments,

“Even when theology was culturally dominant it was strange, for it sought the strange; it sought to know the unknowable in Christ, the mystery it was called to seek through following Jesus. And of course it has always been in danger of losing this strangeness by pretending that is has comprehended the mystery, that it can name that which is beyond all names” (Loughlin 2008, p. 144)

[Passage from Susannah Cornwall, Controversies in Queer Theology, 2011, pgs. 28-29]

Paul