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Gender, Theology and Spirituality


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The series explores the gendered nature and practice of theology and spirituality and aims to extend the boundaries of theology through materialist and radical analysis.

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Religion, Feminism, and Idoloclasm: Being and Becoming in the Women's Liberation Movement

Religion, Feminism, and Idoloclasm: Being and Becoming in the Women's Liberation Movement

1st Edition

Melissa Raphael
January 16, 2019

Religion, Feminism, and Idoloclasm identifies religious and secular feminism’s common critical moment as that of idol-breaking. It reads the women’s liberation movement as founded upon a philosophically and emotionally risky attempt to liberate women’s consciousness from a three-fold cognitive...

Catholics, Conflicts and Choices: An Exploration of Power Relations in the Catholic Church

Catholics, Conflicts and Choices: An Exploration of Power Relations in the Catholic Church

1st Edition

Angela Coco
September 18, 2018

Many Catholics today are disenchanted with the Church's continuing distrust of women and laity. But, despite this widespread dissatisfaction, traditional power relations have hardly changed over the last century. "Catholics, Conflicts and Choices" presents detailed interviews with lay people,...

The Spirituality of Anorexia: A Goddess Feminist Thealogy

The Spirituality of Anorexia: A Goddess Feminist Thealogy

1st Edition

Emma White
July 02, 2018

Widely popularized images of unobtainable and damaging feminine ideals can be a cause of profound disjunction between women and their bodies. A consequence of this dissonance is an embodied performance of these ideals with the potential development of disordered eating practices, such as anorexia...

Searching for the Holy Spirit: Feminist Theology and Traditional Doctrine

Searching for the Holy Spirit: Feminist Theology and Traditional Doctrine

1st Edition

Anne Claar Thomasson-Rosingh
February 12, 2018

Is the doctrine of the Holy Spirit in Christian theology good news or bad news for women? Is the Holy Spirit in traditional Christian doctrine the guardian of the status quo or does it offer the dynamic possibility for change? How do the gifts of the Spirit, ecstatic and relational, inform feminist...

Public Theology and the Challenge of Feminism

Public Theology and the Challenge of Feminism

1st Edition

Stephen Burns, Anita Monro
February 12, 2018

Public Theology is a rapidly growing international field of study which focuses on how Christian belief and practice engage with wider social issues. Yet, whilst the ultimate concern of public theology is the well-being of society, this body of theology has largely developed without integrating the...

Living Out Sexuality and Faith: Body Admissions of Malaysian Gay and Bisexual Men

Living Out Sexuality and Faith: Body Admissions of Malaysian Gay and Bisexual Men

1st Edition

Joseph N. Goh
December 14, 2017

Sexuality, religion and faith often have complex and conflicting interactions, on both personal and societal levels. Numerous studies have been conducted on queer subjects, but they have predominantly focused on ‘Western’ expressions of faith and queer identities. This book contributes to the wider...

God and Difference: The Trinity, Sexuality, and the Transformation of Finitude

God and Difference: The Trinity, Sexuality, and the Transformation of Finitude

1st Edition

Linn Marie Tonstad
June 30, 2017

God and Difference interlaces Christian theology with queer and feminist theory for both critical and constructive ends. Linn Marie Tonstad uses queer theory to show certain failures of Christian thinking about God, gender, and sexuality. She employs queer theory to dissect trinitarian discourse...

Being the Body of Christ: Towards a Twenty-First Century Homosexual Theology for the Anglican Church

Being the Body of Christ: Towards a Twenty-First Century Homosexual Theology for the Anglican Church

1st Edition

Chris Mounsey
June 28, 2017

The book explores the preoccupation of key twentieth-century English writers with theology and sexuality and how the Anglican Church has responded and continues to respond to the issue of homosexuality. Analysing the work of Oscar Wilde, E. F. Benson, Edward Carpenter, Jeanette Winterson, and Alan...

Schooling Indifference: Reimagining RE in multi-cultural and gendered spaces

Schooling Indifference: Reimagining RE in multi-cultural and gendered spaces

1st Edition

John I'Anson, Alison Jasper
June 16, 2017

This book is concerned with re-imagining Religious Education (RE) as this is practiced in schools, colleges and universities throughout the UK and in a wide variety of international educational contexts. On the basis of a critical analysis of current theory and practice in RE the authors argue...

Reinterpreting the Eucharist: Explorations in Feminist Theology and Ethics

Reinterpreting the Eucharist: Explorations in Feminist Theology and Ethics

1st Edition

Anne F. Elvey, Carol Hogan, Kim Power, Claire Renkin
June 16, 2017

The Eucharist continues to be central to contemporary Christian religious tradition and to be the focus for a wide range of assumptions and disputes. Chief amongst these disputes is the role of women in the theology and the ritual of the Eucharist.Reinterpreting the Eucharist brings together a...

Elsie Chamberlain: The Independent Life of a Woman Minister

Elsie Chamberlain: The Independent Life of a Woman Minister

1st Edition

Alan Argent
June 16, 2017

Elsie Chamberlain was a leading figure in British broadcasting and religious life. She was a pioneer in many areas: the first woman chaplain to the armed forces; the first nonconformist minister to marry an Anglican clergyman; the first woman producer in the religious broadcasting dept of the BBC...

Shame, the Church and the Regulation of Female Sexuality

Shame, the Church and the Regulation of Female Sexuality

1st Edition

Miryam Clough
June 14, 2017

Shame strikes at the heart of human individuals rupturing relationships, extinguishing joy and, at times, provoking conflict and violence. This book explores the idea that shame has historically been, and continues to be, used by an oftentimes patriarchal Christian Church as a mechanism to control...

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