OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Transgender Liberation

OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Transgender Liberation


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OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Transgender Liberation by Mx. Chris Paige is a love letter to transgender communities, a self defense manual against Bible abuse and Christian trans-antagonism, and the beginning of a historical record of how far we have come.

OtherWise Christian reviews 25 years of transgender-affirming biblical scholarship. Mx. Chris Paige argues that the Bible shows us story after story of OtherWise-gendered people being used by God to further the kingdom. Yet, we have been bamboozled by a restrictive gender ideology that is aligned with empire, white supremacy and Christian supremacy. Jesus and our biblical ancestors invite us to join a gender-full resistance!

Scholarly, yet accessible, OtherWise Christian takes the Bible seriously, while presenting new vocabulary to connect modern transgender (and intersex) identities with gender non-conforming themes in the Christian Bible. The result is a bold and unapologetic interpretation of Christian tradition that will have you re-reading familiar Bible passages with new clarity.

"In many ways, this is the initial quick reference that I would have loved to find when I first started exploring my gender identity as a twenty-something Christian," says Paige about the book.

Look for the OtherWise Christian companion blog for additional content!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781951124007
Publisher: Chris Paige
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Practicing Safer Spirit/uality (Choose Life)

Chapter 2 On (OtherWise) Transgender Liberation

Chapter 3 Gender Diversity in Historical Context

Chapter 4 Sex, Gender, Science, and Arguments from Natural Law

Chapter 5 In the Beginning…?

Chapter 6 Queerly Created in the Image of God (Genesis 1:27)

Chapter 7 The Earth Creature(s) (Genesis 2:22)

Chapter 8 Biblical Self-Defense

Chapter 9 Cross-dressing and Drag (Deuteronomy 22:5)

Chapter 10 Crushed Testicles and Transgender Women (Deuteronomy 23:1)

Chapter 11 Of Words and Their Many Meanings

Chapter 12 Modern Day Eunuchs

Chapter 13 Blessed Is the Eunuch (Isaiah 56:1–5)

Chapter 14 Jesus and the Eunuchs (Matthew 19:11–12)

Chapter 15 Two Ethiopian Eunuchs (Jeremiah 38:1–13 and Acts 8:26–40)

Chapter 16 A Flock of Eunuchs

Chapter 17 Eunuchs for the Sake of the Kingdom

Chapter 18 Torah Study

Chapter 19 Joseph(ine) (Genesis 37–50)

Chapter 20 Virile Women and Trans-Masculine Experience

Chapter 21 Resident Aliens and Feeling Different

Chapter 22 Letters of Liberation (Galatians 3:28)

Chapter 23 Gospel Style Resistance

Chapter 24 OtherWise Disciples and OtherWise Jesus

Chapter 25 Journey with Jesus

Epilogue Living OtherWise Ever After

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