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The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory

The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory

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The question of gender--who we are as men and women--has never been more pressing, or more misunderstood.

Weaving personal experience with expert knowledge, Dr. Abigail Favale provides an in-depth yet accessible account of the gender paradigm: a framework for understanding reality and identity that has recently risen to prominence. Favale traces the genealogy of gender to its origins in feminism and postmodern thought, describing how gender has come to eclipse sex, and how that shift is reshaping language, law, medicine, sexuality, and our own self-perceptions.

With substance, clarity, and compassion, Favale teases out the hidden assumptions of the gender paradigm and exposes its effects. Yet this book is not merely an exposé--it is also a powerful, moving articulation of a Christian understanding of reality: a holistic paradigm that proclaims the dignity of the body, the sacramental meaning of sexual difference, and the interconnectedness of all creation. The Genesis of Gender is a vital, timely resource for anyone seeking to better understand the gender paradigm--and how to live beyond it.



Author: Abigail Favale
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Published: 07/11/2022
Pages: 251
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.57lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781621644088

About the Author

Abigail Favale, Ph.D., is Dean of Humanities and Professor of English at George Fox University. Her award-winning work has appeared in The Atlantic, First Things, Church Life, and various literary and academic journals. Her memoir, Into the Deep: An Unlikely Catholic Conversion, was published in 2018. Abigail lives in Oregon with her husband and four children.

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