OtherWise Christian 3 and 4 and More!

We have formally started our conversations about the next TWO (perhaps three) books in the OtherWise Christian series!

In case you haven’t been able to keep up, OtherWise Christian [1] is a survey of 25 years of transgender-affirming biblical scholarship. Meanwhile, OtherWise Christian 2 is an anthology that includes 29 testimonies from transgender, intersex, and non-binary folk.

OtherWise Christian 3: What Shall Prevent Me? will take a deeper look at the Acts 8 story of the Ethiopian eunuch. Contributors will provide a variety of viewpoints on this evocative story. This conversation actually started as a part of OtherWise Christian 2, but we set it aside to provide sufficient space for a multi-vocal conversation. Deadline for contributions is August 1, 2020. [More details]

Meanwhile, OtherWise Christian 4: Intersex in the Image of God will take a deeper look at intersex experience in and around Christian tradition. We had 5 openly intersex authors in OtherWise Christian 2, but there is so much more wisdom and insight to be shared. Deadline for contributions is September 1, 2020. [More details]

There are more budding ideas in the works, including Spanish or Spanglish/Latinx projects, OtherWise Catholic (and Orthodox), and OtherWise SDA. Details will be forth-coming as these projects take shape, but I mention them here because I want you to know that even though your story may not fit neatly into OtherWise Christian 3 or 4, you can still reach out to be in conversation with us!

More Stories of Resistance will not begin production until we feel it is in a good position to address some of the gaps from OtherWise Christian 2, including Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and North African contributions in particular. But that volume will certainly have space for a wide variety of perspectives. [More details]

If you have an idea for a contribution, please be in touch at otherwise.christian@gmail.com! While there are places where scholarly contributions may be welcome, we are mostly looking for ways to tell stories from our communities.

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