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Intersex, Theology, and the Bible

Troubling Bodies in Church, Text, and Society

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Introduction

      • Susannah Cornwall
      Pages 1-26
  3. Pastoral and Practical Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-97
    2. A Pastoral Theological Reading of Middlesex

      • Nathan Carlin
      Pages 99-119
  4. Theological Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 145-145
    2. Intersex on Earth as It Is in Heaven

      • Patricia Beattie Jung
      Pages 173-195
  5. Afterword

    1. Afterword

      • John Hare
      Pages 197-209
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 211-241

About this book

Intersex bodies have been figured as troubling by doctors, parents, religious institutions and society at large. In this book, scholars draw on constructive and pastoral theologies, biblical studies, and sociology, suggesting intersex's capacity to 'trouble' is positive, challenging unquestioned norms and assumptions in religion and beyond.

Keywords

  • biblical studies
  • Christian theology
  • death
  • feminism
  • Institution
  • religion
  • religiosity
  • sociology
  • theology

Reviews

“This is a varied, interesting and uncomfortable compilation of essays, with applicability to everyone who is prepared to hear the voices and heed the challenges. It is a very valuable contribution to a lesser-known aspect of the field of theology and sexuality, and a necessary corrective to theologies – lesbian and gay as well as those orientated around heterosexuality – that have as their premise an unquestioned gender binary. I highly recommend this book.” (Jenny Gaffin, Modern Believing, Vol. 57 (4), 2016)

“Intersex, Theology, and the Bible: Troubling Bodies in Church, Text, and Society is a welcome collection of essays that gives insight into a neglected area in Christian discourse. … This text presents abundant, thoughtful insights for those working in medicine, education, pastoral care, and sociology. … fill a gap in Christianity’s reflection on God’s plan for our bodies, and is a significant step toward asking the initial questions in a vital conversation that is just warming up.” (Erik Lenhart, The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, 2016)


'In this rich and multi-dimensional study, Susannah Cornwall has shown that intersex is a critically important, theologically suggestive, and historically threatening category in the practice and study of religion. This examination of a neglected subject is required reading for anyone who cares about bodies, gender, or religion.' - Candida Moss, University of Notre Dame, USA

About the authors

Susannah Cornwall, University of Manchester, UK Nathan Carlin, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA Megan K. DeFranza, Gordon College, USA Sally Gross, Intersex South Africa, South Africa John Hare, University of Cambridge, UK Patricia Beattie Jung, Saint Paul School of Theology, USA Stephen Craig Kerry, Charles Darwin University, Australia Joseph A. Marchal, Ball State University, USA

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USD 109.00
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Hardcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)