A Transgender Pastoral Resource

Chris Dowd, Christina Beardsley and Justin Tanis

978 0 232 53311 8
Paperback |224 pp |216 x 135 mm
Price: £14.99

978 0 232 53312 5
eBook |224 pp

'Offers compassionate Christians an intelligent discussion about transgender people and their concerns which has been desperately needed for decades.'

Christine Burns MBE

'There is much wisdom here for us all, and many practical resources, including Bible studies, liturgies and pastoral guidelines. Every pastor and theologian should have this book on their shelves, though it won't sit on the shelf for long.'

Professor Nicola Slee

'It will strengthen your commitment to an imaginative and compassionate pastoral theology.'

The Revd Canon Professor John Woodward

A resource for ministers and congregations who want to begin to understand and/or welcome transgender people into their congregations. The book has the following aims: to give the results of the first research based project into the experiences of trans Christians in the UK; to provide a theological and biblical framework by which ministers and congregations can begin to appreciate transgender people's perspectives; to provide a series of insights that inform the pastoral care of transgender people, their families and friends; to provide resources in the form of liturgies and Bible studies that can be used by ministers and congregations exploring the needs of gender variant people.

Chris Dowd was originally a Minister in the LGBT identified Metropolitan Community Churches for over a decade planting a queer friendly fresh expression called Journey in the West Midlands. At the same time, he served as a special category minister for the United Reformed Church as a University Chaplain at Aston University. He retrained as a minister of Word and Sacrament within the United Reformed Church and currently serves as a Chaplain at Hull University and as minister for several churches.
Christina Beardsley a Church of England priest, worked in parishes for twenty-two years, and as a healthcare chaplain for sixteen years, the last eight as Head of Multi-faith Chaplaincy at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London. An advocate for trans inclusion in the Church, Tina is a member of the Sibyls, Christian spirituality for transgender people, and co-editor with Michelle O’Brien of ‘the Sibyls’ book’, This is My Body: hearing the theology of transgender Christians (2016) also published by DLT.
Justin Tanis is Managing Director of the Center for LGBTQ & Gender Studies in Religion at the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA, USA.
ISBNs: 9780232533118 978-0-232-53311-8 Title: transfaith ISBNs: 9780232533125 978-0-232-53312-5 Title: transfaith