Beyond a Binary God
Beyond a Binary God:
A Theology for Trans* Allies
by Tara K. Soughers
If you believe that all are made in the image and likeness of God, then trans people (like all people) reflect something of God. This is not just in the ways that they are similar to others, but also in the ways that they are different. Trans people remind us that God is beyond all of our categories, even gender.
In this book, Tara Soughers explores Christian theology from the position of a trans ally--a parent of a trans young adult as well as priest. What does it mean about God, and about humans, that there is not a strict gender binary? How can we affirm and include what we have learned about the permeability of boundaries to affirm those whose path does not follow traditional cultural stereotypes, and how might such a broadening help us to understand the God who is never two for Christians, but both one and three? What gifts can this broader understanding bring to the church?