Transforming : the Bible and the lives of transgender Christians / Austen Hartke.Material type: BookPublisher: Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox Press, Copyright date: ©2018Edition: First edition.Description: xi, 198 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780664263102; 0664263100.Subject(s): Gender nonconformity -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Christian transgender people -- Religious life | Transsexualism -- Religious aspects -- ChristianityAdditional physical formats: Online version:: TransformingDDC classification: 277.3/0830867
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-198).
Foreword / Matthew Vines -- Introduction: Did God make a mistake?-- Standing on the edge-- The beginner's guide to gender-- Sin, sickness, or specialty?-- And God said, let there be marshes-- Biblical culture shock-- What's my name again?-- God breaks the rules to get you in-- All the best disciples are eunuchs-- Nothing can prevent me-- Even Jesus had a body-- Life beyond apologetics-- Does gender matter anymore? -- Conclusion: The trans-affirming toolbox.
In 2014, Time magazine announced that America had reached "the transgender tipping point," suggesting that transgender issues would become the next civil rights frontier. Years later, many people--even many LGBTQ allies--still lack understanding of gender identity and the transgender experience. Into this void, Austen Hartke offers a biblically based, educational, and affirming resource to shed light and wisdom on this modern gender landscape. Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians provides access into an underrepresented and misunderstood community and will change the way readers think about transgender people, faith, and the future of Christianity. By introducing transgender issues and language and providing stories of both biblical characters and real-life narratives from transgender Christians living today, Hartke helps readers visualize a more inclusive Christianity, equipping them with the confidence and tools to change both the church and the world.