In the Margins: A Transgender Man's Journey with Scripture (Paperback)

In the Margins: A Transgender Man's Journey with Scripture By Shannon T. L. Kearns, Paula Stone Williams (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Moving the conversation beyond transgender inclusion to demonstrate the unique and vital theological insights transgender Christians can provide the church.

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.

About the Author

Shannon T. L. Kearns is an ordained priest, a playwright, a theologian, and the cofounder of, which has reached more than a million people all over the world through videos, articles, and online courses and community.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780802879486
ISBN-10: 0802879489
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication Date: August 9th, 2022
Pages: 232
Language: English