Transgender Journeys

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Based on their own journeys as transgendered Christians, Mollenkott and Sheridan have created an inspiring book about hope, opportunity, struggle, joy, difficulty, and transcendence. They offer information and inspiration while sharing real-life experiences about the joy and pain of being both Christian and gender-variant to illustrate how each person's enactment of their authentic self helps to create an environment that moves toward moral justice for all persons. Those who identify as gender-variant or are ...

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Overview

Based on their own journeys as transgendered Christians, Mollenkott and Sheridan have created an inspiring book about hope, opportunity, struggle, joy, difficulty, and transcendence. They offer information and inspiration while sharing real-life experiences about the joy and pain of being both Christian and gender-variant to illustrate how each person's enactment of their authentic self helps to create an environment that moves toward moral justice for all persons. Those who identify as gender-variant or are struggling with their own identity will find this book a useful companion on their journey. It is also a valuable resource for those seeking to help their communities take the next steps toward a more just society. Chapter topics include:

Equipping for the Journey

Reordering Our Travel Priorities

Virginia Ramey Mollenkott's Gender-Variant Journey

Vanessa Sheridan's Gender-Variant Journey

What Does It Mean to Walk a Transgender Christian Pathway?

Reclaiming Our Territory, Mapping Our Pathway

Developing a Theology for the Transgender Journey

Coming Out as an Act of Faith

Wilderness Pilgrims and Prophets

Steps that Lie Ahead

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608992126
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Virginia Ramey Mollenkott is Professor Emeritus of English at the William Paterson University of New Jersey and the author of thirteen books, including Omnigender: A Trans-Religious Approach (The Pilgrim Press, 2001), which won a Lambda Literary Award in 2002. She lives in Hewitt, New Jersey.Vanessa Sheridan is active within the transgender community as a speaker and writer on issues related to spirituality. She is the author of Crossing Over: Liberating the Transgendered Christian (The Pilgrim Press, 2001). She lives in the greater Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Welcome to this Exploration! 1

1 Equipping for the Journey 5

2 Reordering our Travel Priorities 16

3 Virginia Ramey Mollenkott's Gender-Variant Journey 38

4 Vanessa Sheridan's Gender-Variant Journey 53

5 What does it Mean to Walk a Transgender Christian Pathway? 68

6 Reclaiming out territory, Mapping out Pathway 88

7 Developing a Theology for the Transgender Journey 106

8 Coming out as an Act of Faith 123

9 Wilderness Pilgrims and Prophets 148

10 Steps that lie Ahead 157

Notes 171

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