Understanding Gender Dysphoria

Understanding Gender Dysphoria

Navigating Transgender Issues in A Changing Culture

Book - 2015
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Few topics are more contested today than gender identity. While the culture war rages over language, institutions and political allegiances, transgender individuals are often the ones who end up as casualties. Mark Yarhouse, an expert in sexual identity and therapy, challenges the church to rise above the political hostilities and listen to people's stories. In Understanding Gender Dysphoria, Yarhouse offers a Christian perspective on transgender issues that eschews simplistic answers and appreciates the psychological and theological complexity. The result is a book that engages the latest research while remaining pastorally sensitive to the experiences of each person. Yarhouse calls Christians to come alongside those on the margins and stand with them as they resolve their questions and concerns about gender identity. Understanding Gender Dysphoria is the book we need to navigate these stormy cultural waters.
Publisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Academic, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9780830828593
Characteristics: 186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call Number: 261.835768 YAR


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Jan 02, 2016

A well thought out response by a Christian who comes from an informed perspective in the professional field. He addresses the Church mainly.

I was impressed by the understanding and compassion expressed.

Basically, this book is largely about how to understand different perspectives, frameworks, as he describes them, to really listen to people's stories and respond to them.

The middle got hard to read, especially with medical theories, some of which struck me as not quite making sense, but by the end it was back to emphasis on loving people and providing community to them; rather than demanding behavior change before acceptance, even if one disagrees with the methods used or paths taken.


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