I will reflect on the reconciliation between “subjective” life and “objective” doctrine experienced by Catholic LGBT couples. Even though their particular experience cannot be considered as universal it can nevertheless constitute a case study for theological reflection. I will propose a theological model for the integration of LGBT Catholics into Christian communities. The case of LGBT Catholics also helps us address the theoretical difficulties of religious pluralism. Their experience of faith is an example of “lived pluralism”. In the lexicon of religious pluralism, this experience is an intra-system or intra-theistic diversity, but it also touches upon the meta-theological issue of the model of reason that is to be applied to every system. I believe that every possible case of pluralism is worth considering if we want to theorize this concept. This may lead us to consider pluralism as a premise from which to start, articulated at different levels.

Lgbt Catholics: a paradigmatic case of intra-confessional pluralism

Damiano Migliorini
2019-01-01

Abstract

I will reflect on the reconciliation between “subjective” life and “objective” doctrine experienced by Catholic LGBT couples. Even though their particular experience cannot be considered as universal it can nevertheless constitute a case study for theological reflection. I will propose a theological model for the integration of LGBT Catholics into Christian communities. The case of LGBT Catholics also helps us address the theoretical difficulties of religious pluralism. Their experience of faith is an example of “lived pluralism”. In the lexicon of religious pluralism, this experience is an intra-system or intra-theistic diversity, but it also touches upon the meta-theological issue of the model of reason that is to be applied to every system. I believe that every possible case of pluralism is worth considering if we want to theorize this concept. This may lead us to consider pluralism as a premise from which to start, articulated at different levels.
Religious pluralism
Philosophy of Religion
etica
ethics
natural law
relational truth
moral philosophy
moral theology
gender theory
homosexuality
faith
reason
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