Table of Contents

Part I. More than two: challenges to the binary sex model. Intersex : medical and sociological challenges to the two-sex model.
Biblical resources beyond Adam and Eve : the case of eunuchs.
How we got here : historical shifts in theological anthropology.
Part II. Critique and construction: theological anthropology in the postmodern period. Sex, gender, and the image of God : from other to others.
Sexuality and the image of God : the relational turn.
Jesus the true image : sex, gender, and sexuality in the postmodern already/not yet. Charts a faithful theological middle course through complex sexual issues. How different are men and women? When does it matter to us.
or to God? Are male and female the only two options? 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, are either ignorant of 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.