Setting the Table Anew: Queering the Lord’s Supper in Contemporary Art

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Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Abstract

Mariecke van den Berg presents a case study of the possibilities for not merely accommodating the LGBTQ+ community within mainstream churches but of queering theological beliefs and liturgical practices (‘Setting the Table Anew: Queering the Lord’s Supper in Contemporary Art’). She explores the queer potential of the exhibition Ecce Homo (1998)—and in particular the work The Last Supper—by Swedish photographer Elisabeth Ohlson. Van den Berg investigates the queer potential of The Last Supper by bringing into dialogue the ‘ordinary theology’ of the participants in the debate and queer theological insights that were developed in the two decades since the exhibition was first shown.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

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