The Lincoln Theological Institute hosted an international conference on Intersex, Theology and the Bible at the University of Manchester on Tuesday 12th March 2013.
Above: Some of the speakers at Chancellors Hotel in Manchester.
Right: Delegates enjoy lunch and conversation at the Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester.
Delegates attended from Britain, the USA and Norway, and included academics from a variety of fields (including theology, biblical studies, Jewish studies, law, sociology, and anthropology) as well as doctors, clergy, healthcare chaplains, representatives from intersex support groups, and other interested parties. We enjoyed a stimulating day including live Skype presentations from speakers in Darwin, Australia and Cape Town, South Africa. Full details of the speakers and the abstracts of their lectures are available here. Expanded versions of the papers presented, plus an additional chapter by Susannah Cornwall, will be published in due course as Intersex, Theology and the Bible: Troubling Bodies in Church, Text and Society (with Palgrave Macmillan US).