Rejoinder: Navigating through Troubled Language

Björn Krondorfer

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In response to the constructive criticism of four male scholars of religious studies, this piece clarifies some of the arguments of my earlier essay, ‘Who's Afraid of Gay Theology?’. It argues for a cautious approach to identify one's gendered and sexed identity as an author within men's studies since such self-revelation may narrow the range of possible textual readings. The unintended consequence may be lesser rather than the wished-for greater transparency of both text and author. This essay makes a few suggestions of how to navigate the difficult terrain of language, gender, social privilege, and male intimacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-112
Number of pages6
JournalTheology and Sexuality
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007


  • confession
  • gay theology
  • gender identity
  • heteronormativity
  • homophobia
  • male intimacy
  • masculinity and religion
  • men's studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Gender Studies


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