Toward a Post-Heterosexual Mormon Theology

Petrey, Taylor G.
December 2011
Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought;Winter2011, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p106
Academic Journal
The article examines possibilities for the recognition and inclusion of sealed relationships other than heterosexual marriage within the existing theology of the Mormon Church, also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS). According to the author, recognizing same-sex relationships would not require the abandonment of key LDS beliefs but would instead involve reviving and expanding upon past concepts and contemporary ideas. Particular focus is given to concepts of divine reproduction and kinship, which the author argues are not necessarily depicted as literal biological processes in the LDS canon. It is also suggested that by recognizing the social basis of gender, Mormons can embrace variations in human existence without rejecting core beliefs about salvation.


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