Patrick S. Cheng

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Patrick S. Cheng

Affiliated Associate Professor of Theology

Professor Cheng is an Affiliated Associate Professor of Theology at CTS. He is an Episcopal priest, theologian, and attorney. His research interests relate to the intersections of systematic theology and critical theory. Professor Cheng is the author or co-author of four books on queer theology, and he serves as the chair of the AAR Status of LGBTIQ Persons in the Profession Committee. For more information about Professor Cheng, please see

“In his Confessions, St. Augustine of Hippo describes God as ‘ever ancient, ever new.’ I am similarly passionate about bridging classical Christian theologies with contemporary issues and discourses in my scholarship and in the classroom. As an Episcopal priest, I am also passionate about the pastoral, liturgical, and homiletical dimensions of theological reflection.”


  • BA, Yale University, 1990
  • JD, Harvard University, 1993
  • MA, MPhil, PhD, Union Theological Seminary (NYC), 2001, 2009, 2010

Sample Courses:

  • Queer Theologies


  • Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology
  • From Sin to Amazing Grace: Discovering the Queer Christ
  • Rainbow Theology: Bridging Race, Sexuality, and Spirit
  • Queering Christianity: Finding a Place at the Table for LGBTQI Christians