Graduate Theological Union

Jay Johnson

Jay JohnsonPacific School of Religion
Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2003

PhD, Graduate Theological Union, 1998
MDiv, Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary, 1988
BA, Wheaton College, 1983

Phone: 510/849-8235

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Bridging academic theology and movements for social change
  • Theological anthropology and the place of other-than-human-animals in Christian theology
  • The intersection of race, sexuality, and gender in constructive theology
  • How critical social theory shapes theological method

Selected Publications

  • “Liberating Compassion: A Queerly Theological Anthropology of Enchanting Animals,” in Meaningful Flesh: Reflections on Religion and Nature for a Queer Planet, Punctum Books, 2017.
  • Peculiar Faith: Queer Theology for Christian Witness, Seabury Books, 2014.
  • Divine Communion: A Eucharistic Theology of Sexual Intimacy, Seabury Books, 2013.
  • Queer Religion (two volumes, ed. with Donald Boisvert), Praeger Publishers, 2012.
  • “Peculiar: Falling in (Love) with God,” in Dancing Theology in Fetish Boots, SCM Press, 2011.
  • “Sodomy and Gendered Love: Reading Genesis 19 in the Anglican Communion,” in The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible, Oxford, 2011.
  • Dancing with God: Anglican Christianity and the Practice of Hope, Morehouse Publishing, 2005.