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Transgender, intersex and Biblical Interpretation /

by Teresa J. Hornsby and Deryn Guest.

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Author: Hornsby, Teresa J.
Other Names: Guest, Deryn,
Published: Atlanta : SBL Press, [2016]
Series: Semeia studies ; no. 83.
Topics: Gender identity in the Bible. | Transgender people - Biblical teaching. | Queer theology. | Geschlechtsunterschied | LGBT | Geschlechterforschung | Transgender | Bible - Gay interpretations. | Bible - Hermeneutics. | Bibel
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Author: Hornsby, Teresa J., 1959-
Physical Description: viii, 123 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-116) and indexes.
ISBN: 9780884141563 (hardcover ;
088414156X (hardcover ;
9781628371352 (paperback ;
1628371358 (paperback ;
Copyright: ©2016
Summary: "A call for "trans literacy" within biblical scholarship. In this volume Hornsby and Guest introduce readers to terms for the various identities of trans people and how the Bible can be an affirmation of those deemed sexually other. This book offers readings of well known (e.g., Gen 1; Revelation) and not so well known (2 Sam 6; Jer 38) narratives to illustrate that the Bible has been translated and interpreted with a bias that makes heterosexuality and a two sex, two gender system natural, and thus divinely ordained. The authors present examples that show gender was never a binary, and in the Bible gender and sex are always dynamic categories that do, and must, transition. Features: 1) Definitions of key terms, including transsexual, transgender, cissexism, heterosexism, intersex, eunuch; 2) Critique of how biblical texts are used in Christian positional statements on transsexuality; 3) Statistics concerning rates of violence against trans persons."--
Other Names: Guest, Deryn, author.

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