During the next few weeks, if I can find time or shirk duties enough, I’m going to be writing (and hopefully publishing) an Easter series of posts on christian/Catholic Resurrection theology from a transgender perspective. The series will come in parts.
Ressurection Theology for the Severely Transsexed:
1. The Heavenly Dysphoria – on how we yearn for something more, for we are not complete and the world is fallen.
2. The Glorified Wounds – on how our very woundings (read: transgender condition) is our glory, and is what we will bear as a badge in heaven
3. The Seed and the Tree: Scripture and the Heavenly Metamorphosis – how our current body is only the seed of our body to come. About the unknown metamorphosis awaiting us in heaven.
4. Sex in Heaven: Jesus Christ and the Sexes – about how sex in heaven is a mystery, and so is the sexes.
5. To Be Fully Known – about how in heaven our bodies will certainly perfectly express our souls
6. Appendix A: The Church Fathers on the Resurrected Body
7. Appendix B: Aquinas on the Resurrected Body
8. Appendix C?: The Mystics on the Resurrected Body?
Other upcoming theology posts include but are not limited to…
1) Aristotle’s Four Causes of Transgenderism: Cover the four causes and talk about the need to recover the last two causes.
2) The catholic approach: Christ and/also everything else: Talk about the and/also approach of Catholic/Christian theology and how it lends itself positively to understanding transgender issues
3) Chesterton, Paradox, and Common Mysticism: How Chesterton’s worldview of paradoxes and ‘common sense’ mysticism can help us understand transgenderism.
4) Hylomorphic Transiness: Superficial versus deep hylomorphism.
5) Embodied Mysteries: Veiled natures in Christian theology – sacramentality and the incarnation.
- Part 1: The Incarnation – the Incarnation, embodiment, and transgenderism
- Part 2: Trans*substantiation – the Eucharist, veiled embodiment, and transgenderism
- Part 3: Sandbox of the Jewish God – how the Judeo-Christian God doesn’t mind getting dirty by interacting in time and space
6) The Great Reversal: How Christ glorifies minorities. The last shall be first.
7) “Let My People Go!”: A theology of emancipation.
8) The Trinity and being Queer: The importance of both unity and diversity. Biological diversity and its role in evolution.
9) Exposing ‘Biblical Masculinity’ and ‘Biblical Femininity: False ideas of gender stereotyping supposedly justified by the Bible. What the Bible really has to say.
10) Saintly Travesty – on holy people who crossed gender norms
- Part 1: Gender Exodus – Hebrew Heroes and Gender Non-Comformists – a description of how pretty much every single Bible woman, and most of the men, defy strict fundamentalist gender norms/stereotypes
- Part 2: Cross-Dressing in the Desert – the lives of Marinus/Marina the Monk, Theodora/Theodorus of Alexandria, St. Hildegonde of Neuss, and others
- Part 3: The Curious Case of St. Wilgefortis
- Part 4: The Manly Maid of Orleans – the life of Joan of Arc
11) Mysticism for the Gender-Impaired: How in Christian tradition all souls are feminine in relation to God, and all share in Christ’s inheritance as priest/prophet/king. Also, about Julian of Norwich’s controversial passage calling Christ our “Mother.”
12) Transgender Prophecy: The prophetic role of trans people in society. Spiritual wombs, spiritual procreation, spiritual motherhood and fatherhood.
13) Revisiting Genesis
- Part 1: Alternatives from Patristic Theology – The church fathers and sex/gender
- Part 2: Visiting the Rabbis – The rabbinic/midrash tradition regarding Genesis
- Part 3: Adam the Androgyne – About the Jewish reading of Adam as originally being hermaphroditic
Apparently I’ve decided to write a whole book on this. 😛