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Transgender, Intersex, and Biblical Interpretation (Semeia Studies Book 83)

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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 by communities. 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:


  • Definitions of key terms, including transsexual, transgender, cissexism, heterosexism, intersex, eunuch

  • Critique of how biblical texts are used in Christian positional statements on transsexuality

  • Statistics concerning rates of violence against trans persons



  • Teresa J. Hornsby is Professor of Religious Studies at Drury University. She is the author of Sex Texts From the Bible (SkyLight Paths), and most recently a co-editor of Bible Trouble: Queer Reading at the Boundaries of Biblical Scholarship (Society of Biblical Literature). Dr. Hornsby writes extensively on how the Bible has been (and could be) used in the lives of “queer” Christians.


    Deryn Guest is Senior Lecturer in Biblical Hermeneutics, University of Birmingham. She is the author of Beyond Feminist Biblical Studies (Sheffield Phoenix) and co-editor of The Queer Bible Commentary.

    Product Specifications

    Author
    • Teresa J. Hornsby
    • Deryn Guest
    Binding
    Kindle Edition
    Edition
    First
    EISBN
    9780884141556
    Format
    Kindle eBook
    IsAdultProduct
    Label
    SBL Press
    Languages
    • English Published
    Manufacturer
    SBL Press
    ProductGroup
    eBooks
    ProductTypeName
    ABIS_EBOOKS
    PublicationDate
    2016-06-27
    Publisher
    SBL Press
    ReleaseDate
    2016-06-27
    Studio
    SBL Press
    Title
    Transgender, Intersex, and Biblical Interpretation (Semeia Studies Book 83)
    isbn-13-20
    US