The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South

LTCM 540 Ritualizing Relationships


This course considers ways in which the church ritualizes relationships between persons, looking principally at the marriage liturgies and their cognates, official and unofficial. Students examine foundational issues in gender and sexuality, the historical evolution of the marriage rites and ancillary marriage practices, and emerging frontiers in the ritualizing of relationships, such as ritualizing divorce and same-gender unions.