Authorizing Marriage? Canon, Tradition, and Critique in the Blessing of Same-Sex Unions

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Daniel Boyarin is the Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture in the Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric at the University of California at Berkeley. His books include Carnal Israel: Reading Sex in Talmudic Culture, Unheroic Conduct: The Rise of Heterosexuality and the Invention of the Jewish Man, Dying for God: Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism, Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity, and the anthology Queer Theory and the Jewish Question (with Ann Pellegrini and Daniel Itzkowitz).

Steven Greenberg is Senior Teaching Fellow at the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He first came to wide attention under the pseudonym “Yaakov Levado,” which he used when describing the situation of gay and lesbian Orthodox Jews. Since then, he has published numerous articles and the book Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition.

Laurence Paul Hemming is Dean of Research Students for Heythrop College, University of London, and a former guest professor in the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University of Louvain. He is the author of Heidegger's Atheism: The Refusal of a Theological Voice and has contributed to collections reflecting on the relationship between theology and philosophy. His latest book, Postmodernity's Transcending: Devaluing God, is a genealogy of the aesthetic sublime.

Mark D. Jordan is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor in the Department of Religion at Emory University. His research interests include the history of Christian teachings on sex, the relationship between Christian theology and power, and the varieties of theological rhetoric. His recent books include Ethics of Sex, Telling Truths in Church: Scandal, Flesh, and Christian Speech, and Blessing Same-Sex Unions: The Perils of Queer Romance and the Confusions of Christian Marriage.

Dale B. Martin is the Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University. He specializes in New Testament and Christian origins, including attention to social and cultural history of the Greco-Roman world. His books include Slavery as Salvation: The Metaphor of Slavery in Pauline Christianity, The Corinthian Body, and Inventing Superstition: From the Hippocratics to the Christians. Martin has published several articles on topics related to the ancient family, gender and sexuality in the ancient world, and the ideology of modern biblical scholarship. He is now working on issues related to gender, sexuality, and biblical interpretation, including

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