Father Shannon Kearns is familiar with liminal spaces. He’s lived in them his whole life. And while his experience as a transgender man has often made it difficult for him to fit in—especially in the context of Christianity—it has also shaped his perspective in important ways on complicated, gender-transgressing aspects of theology and Scripture.
In the Margins weaves stories from Shannon’s life into reflections on well-known biblical narratives—such as Jacob wrestling with the divine, Rahab and the Israelite spies, Ezekiel and the dry bones, and the transfiguration of Jesus. In each chapter, Shannon shows how stories have helped him make sense of his own identity, and how those same stories can unlock the transformative power of faith for those willing to listen with an open mind and stand alongside him in the in-between.
|Publisher:||Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
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Table of ContentsTable of Contents
Foreword by Paula Stone WilliamsIntroduction 1. Eunuchs: Beyond Boundaries 2. Joseph: The Dreamer 3. Jacob: The Wrestler 4. Rahab: The Sexual Outsider 5. Ezekiel and Dry Bones: Healing Bodies 6. Jesus: In the Wilderness 7. The Transfiguration: Truth Telling 8. Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday: Pain and Power 9. The Kingdom of God: Courage to Be 10. Resurrection: New BeginningsConclusionGlossaryFurther ReadingNotes