Marcella Althaus-Reid, 1952-2009

I’m late to arrive at the sad news that the theologian Marcella Althaus-Reid died in February. Her writing was both important and arousing (sometimes in every way). She also played a part in bringing Numen, Old Men to your bookshelf, being one of the series editors at Equinox Publishing who commissioned it.

“but Queer is not oddity. Queer is precisely the opposite: it is the very essence of a denied reality that we are talking about when we speak of “Queering” or Indecenting as a process of coming back to the authentic, everyday life experiences described as odd by the ideology – and mythology – makers alike. Indecenting brings back the sense of reality” — MAR