Vicissitudes of the Margins: An HIV/AIDS Theological Journey

Posted on December 26, 2015 by PLT Staff

Recording of Session VI by Ángel Méndez Montoya at the Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2010 in San Diego, California. Montoya focuses primarily on his experience growing up as a “triple outsider,” being an HIV-positive, homosexual Mexican. He concludes with three theological points: the homosexual and HIV-positive as the admissible other; lived theology and border thinking: a queer, de-colonial alternative; and between subversion and emergence: the vicissitudes of the margins. The lecture begins at the 1:55 minute mark.

Excerpt: “At the other side of the human frontier, we find a hospitable God, never excluding but always ready to welcome us and to share divinity with us, making us participants of her divine love. At the other side of divinity, we find ourselves in a place without walls, becoming neither alien nor any longer the other, vis-à-vis God, but one with God in an all-loving divine embrace. Through incarnation, God also subverts the boundaries between divinity and humanity and radicalizes his infinite and imminent relationship without leaving transcendence behind, but actually revealing divinity as already analogically contained in all creation.”

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  • Date Recorded:April 27, 2010
  • Location Recorded:San Diego, California
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