The Scholar & Feminist Online, an e-journal published by the Barnard Center for Research on Women, recently launched a special issue on religion and the body. Contributors include Janet Jakobsen, Ann Burlein, and Melissa Wilcox. In the introduction to the issue, Dominic Wetzel states that contributions to the issue are motivated by the question, “What role does gender, sexuality and the body play in producing the idea that religion, and particularly politicized religion, is equal to conservatism, while secularism is progressive?”

In addition to essays in three sections— “Science, Bodies and the Christian Secular,” “Islam, Bodies and Politics,” and “The Art of Queer(ing) Religion”—the issue also presents a gallery of artwork, including the following video produced by New York Lives and featuring the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Explore the S&F issue here.