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2018年亞洲聖經研究會議「酷兒詮䆁在亞洲」

日前,性神學社總幹事黃寶珠獲邀出席2018年亞洲聖經研究會議。是次會議於七月十六至二十日期間舉行,會議地點為印尼瑪琅,約有100多名來自世界各地的學者參與。本學社幹事應邀於「酷兒詮䆁在亞洲」環節中,發表<亞洲華人處境下的酷兒詮釋>一文,並向其他與會者介紹本學社最新出版書籍──《人・性III:酷兒「釋」經》和相關工作。當日的講者包括:

 

“Queering Hermeneutics in Asian Chinese context”

Pearl Wong, Queer Theology Academy, Hong Kong

 

ABSTRACT

 

This paper demonstrates how queer (LGBTQI+) Christians (from Hong Kong, Taiwan and China) "reclaim" the Bible by creative and constructive interpretation from their own perspectives. By affirming queer experience, they not only liberate themselves from scriptures that are traditionally oppressive to LGBTQI+ people, but also liberate the Bible from homophobia, transphobia, oppression, misogyny, and hetero/binary gender system.

  In contemporary hermeneutics, we can no longer ignore interpretations from the perspectives of marginalized, feminist, womanist, black, gay and lesbian, postcolonial, Asian, African Diaspora, in other words, interpreting the Bible is no longer dominated by a particular group of people traditionally white heterosexual males. For the past thirty years, queer theologies and queer biblical interpretation have gradually come of age as a result of many courageous lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people who come out to challenge the essentialist notions of sex, gender identity and sexuality.

  The development of queer theologies and queer hermeneutics in the context of Hong Kong is in existence for less than ten years, and since 2014 to now, LGBTQI theologians, biblical scholars and pastors from Hong Kong, Taiwan and China met together to explore theology and interpret the Bible from their own queer experiences. As a result of the collaboration between these three regions, a book comprises of eighteen articles on queering hermeneutics in Chinese language have been published this year in which the authors engage in a proactive approach with issues such as family diversity, intersectionality, polyamory, intersex in the Creation Story, sex workers and queer sexual ethics.

  This paper will also examine the central theological inquiry of this book, what is the word of God manifested through the body of Christ in the interest of queer people, as well as provide a brief summary of the contribution, development, and the different strands in the evolution of queer biblical interpretation.

 

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