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Dirk von der Horst

Instructor, Part-time Instructor, Religious Studies, Religious Studies-MA

PhD, Theology, Ethics, and Culture, Claremont Graduate University (2010)
MA, Critical and Comparative Studies in Music, University of Virginia (1999)
MTS, Old Testament Interpretation, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (1996)
BMus, Viola Performance, DePaul University, Chicago (1994)

Dirk von der Horst's research centers on the sexual politics of musical settings of biblical texts.   This intersection brings him into dialogue with feminist theology, queer theory, biblical studies, and musicology.  
Book:  Co-editor with Emily Leah Silverman and Whitney Bauman, Voices of Feminist Liberation: Writings in Celebration of Rosemary Radford Ruether
Articles:  "Precarious Pleasures: Situating 'Close to the Edge in Conflicting Male Desires," in Progressive Rock Reconsidered, ed. Kevin Holm-Hudson (Routledge, 2002).
"Venetian Opera and the Critique of Dualism:  Cesti's Orontea," in Voices of Feminist Liberation (see above).
Web:  "A Music Theologian Engages Pope Franicis' Favorite Music: An Interview with Dirk von der Horst" BLT: Bible*Literature*Translation
Forthcoming Publications:
Books: Jonathan's Loves, David's Laments: Gay Theology, Musical Desires, and Historical Difference (manuscript submitted to Wipf and Stock)
Co-editor with Lisa Isherwood, The Routledge Handbook on Sexuality and Christian Theology (under contract with Routledge)
Article:  "From Queer Musicology to Indecent Theology:  Liberal and Liberationist Protestant Theology after Musical Queerings of the Bible," in The Oxford Handbook of Music and Queerness, ed. Fred Maus (under contract with Oxford University Press, manuscript submitted to editor).