Peterson will guest lecture for Genders in the World of the Bible class “at” Eden Theological Seminary. Through an interactive Zoom presentation, he will demonstrate how he created his performance lecture, Transfigurations–Transgressing Gender in the Bible. Using a variety of on-line tools, recorded performance, and classroom discussion, students will explore traditional and non-traditional ways to read a text.
If you would like to have Peterson visit one of your classes, see his current on-line offerings.
After spending 17 years and over $30,000 on three continents attempting to become masculine and heterosexual through conversion therapy, Peterson Toscano came out a quirky queer Quaker concerned with human rights. His film,Transfigurations—Transgressing Gender in the Bible explores the stories of gender non-conforming Bible characters; his Bible scholarship has been featured in The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in America.
Transfigurations accomplishes several fairly extraordinary things. It speaks into the fraught intersection of religion and LGBTQ issues, and, without pretending neutrality, welcomes audience members with widely divergent perspectives. It is accessible to people who have never cracked open a Bible, while offering meaningful insights to biblical scholars and other experts. It is intellectually rigorous but grounded in emotion, spirit, and body.
This presentation is open to Eden students and faculty only.