Sex, Gender, and Christianity

About the Author

Priscilla Pope-Levison is a Dallas-based author & Associate Dean at Perkins School of Theology at SMU.

Jack and Priscilla Levison have co-edited three books together: Sex, Gender, and Christianity (Wipf & Stock, 2012), Return to Babel: Global Perspectives on the Bible (Westminster John Knox, 1999) and Jesus in Global Contexts (Westminster John Knox, 1992).

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“This volume gathers provocative and stimulating essays designed to open safe space for conversation about gender and sexuality in the lives of college students, for whom enduring models of patriarchal authority continue to be pitted against progressive forms of feminism. The contributors find creative and indirect methods to open this impasse, and classrooms will surely come alive with this little volume; a relevant student-centered education is elegantly unified with essays that have scholarly integrity.”

P. K. Steinfeld, Buena Vista University (reviewed in CHOICE, June 2013)

Sex, Gender, and Christianity

Should women be priests? Should women submit to their husbands? Is premarital sex okay? Inflammatory questions such as these have splintered Christianity and polarized the church. In Sex, Gender, and Christianity, a cadre of seasoned college professors offers the modest proposal that honest, fruitful conversations about these questions will take place only if we develop the ability to deal with sex, gender, and the Christian faith with the academic rigor and perspectives of our various disciplines. This volume contributes an unprecedented collection of first-rate articles from a variety of disciplines–from the social sciences to history, from literary criticism to theology–that will challenge college administrators, professors, and students to address fractious questions in an atmosphere of scholarly inquiry.