Understanding gender dysphoria : navigating transgender issues in a changing culture / Mark A. Yarhouse.

By: Yarhouse, Mark A, 1968-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Academic, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, [2015]Description: 186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780830828593 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0830828591 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Sex -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Gender identity disorders | Gender identity -- Religious aspects -- ChristianityDDC classification: 261.8/35768 LOC classification: BT708 | .Y37 2015
Contents:
Gender identity, gender dysphoria and appreciating complexity -- A Christian perspective on gender dysphoria -- What causes gender dysphoria? -- Phenomenology and prevalence -- Prevention and treatment of gender dysphoria -- Toward a Christian response: at the level of the individual -- Toward a Christian response: at the level of the institution.
Summary: "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." -- Back Cover
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Gender identity, gender dysphoria and appreciating complexity -- A Christian perspective on gender dysphoria -- What causes gender dysphoria? -- Phenomenology and prevalence -- Prevention and treatment of gender dysphoria -- Toward a Christian response: at the level of the individual -- Toward a Christian response: at the level of the institution.

"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." -- Back Cover

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