Mark D. Jordan

 Mark D. Jordan
Address14 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 2138

Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

B.A., St. John’s College,
M.A., University of Texas at Austin,
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin,

Mark Jordan, who joined the Faculty of Divinity in January 2009, taught previously at the University of Notre Dame and at Emory University, where he was Candler Professor of Religion. His interests include Christian ethics of sex and gender, the limits of religious language, medieval Latin theology, and the ethical or ritual creation of religious identities. His books include The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology (University of Chicago Press, 1997), winner of the 1999 John Boswell Prize for lesbian and gay history; The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism (University of Chicago Press, 2000), a Lambda Literary Award finalist; The Ethics of Sex (Blackwell, 2002); Telling Truths in Church: Scandal, Flesh, and Christian Speech (Beacon, 2003); and Blessing Same-Sex Unions: The Perils of Queer Romance and the Confusions of Christian Marriage (University of Chicago Press, 2005). He is currently writing on the rhetoric of American church controversies over homosexuality.

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