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Intersex, Theology, and the Bible

Troubling Bodies in Church, Text, and Society

Editors: Cornwall, Susannah (Ed.)

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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.

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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“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

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cornwall, Susannah

    Pages 1-26

  • Who Are You Calling a Eunuch?! Staging Conversations and Connections between Feminist and Queer Biblical Studies and Intersex Advocacy

    Marchal, Joseph A.

    Pages 29-54

  • Virtuous Eunuchs: Troubling Conservative and Queer Readings of Intersex and the Bible

    DeFranza, Megan K.

    Pages 55-77

  • Hermaphrodites, Eunuchs, and Intersex People: The Witness of Medical Science in Biblical Times and Today

    Hare, John

    Pages 79-96

  • A Pastoral Theological Reading of Middlesex

    Carlin, Nathan

    Pages 99-119

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Hardcover £89.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intersex, Theology, and the Bible
Book Subtitle
Troubling Bodies in Church, Text, and Society
Editors
  • Susannah Cornwall
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34901-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137349019
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36615-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 241
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