Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Sex Difference in Christian Theology: Male,…

Sex Difference in Christian Theology: Male, Female, and Intersex in the…

by Megan K. DeFranza

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
211495,208 (4)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Excellent book on the often neglected topic of intersex and Christian theology. The author adds a nuanced balance to the topic, showing how the church can be accepting of intersexed individuals, yet still true to Biblical sexual ethics. Defranza is probably too liberal in her approach for many conservative Christians, but I don't see how to support a more conservative approach and still respect intersexed individuals for show they are. Although well written, Defranza does sometimes become hard to follow, and at times is repetitive and somewhat disorganized. Still, a valuable contribution to the topic. ( )
  bness2 | May 23, 2017 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802869823, Paperback)

How different are men and women? When does it matter to us -- or to God? Are male and female the only two options? What about those caught in the middle? In Sex Difference in Christian Theology Megan DeFranza explores such questions in light of the Bible, theology, and science.

Many Christians, entrenched in culture wars over sexual ethics, either ignore the existence of intersex persons or avoid the inherent challenge they bring to the assumption that everybody is born after the pattern of either Adam or Eve. DeFranza argues, from a conservative theological standpoint, that all people are made in the image of God -- male, female, and intersex -- and that we must listen to and learn from the voices of the intersexed among us.

Watch a 2015 interview with the author of this book here:

(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:06:43 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (4)
4 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,564,426 books! | Top bar: Always visible