Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Stories in Transition: American Evangelicalism, Heathenry, and Narrativizing Trans Identities
by Stigile-Wright, Bran, M.A., Graduate Theological Union, 2019, 100; 27541625
Abstract (Summary)

American Heathenry and Evangelicalism display a stunning degree of overlap when examined through the lens of constructed narratives around trans identities. The similar Americanization of both groups, the common emphasis on right relation within orderly communities and family groups, and extreme political polarization exert pressure for highly congruent themes on the topic of trans and GNC people. Nor is this limited to the extreme conservative branches: trans-welcoming voices in both traditions exhibit a strong degree of thematic congruence. Examining commonly-held metanarratives offers potentially transformative pathways for narratival transition, particularly useful for those communities interested in identifying and shifting current narrative selection and use.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Garrett-Cobbina, Laurie
Commitee: Lawrence, James F
School: Graduate Theological Union
Department: Historical and Cultural Studies
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/4(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Comparative religion, LGBTQ studies
Keywords: Evangelicalism, Heathenry, Neopaganism, Paganism, Transgender, Trans Studies
Publication Number: 27541625
ISBN: 9781687999580
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