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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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New Religions and the Mediation of Non-Monogamy Polyamory, Polygamy, and Reality Television

New Religions and the Mediation of Non-Monogamy: Polyamory, Polygamy, and Reality Television

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Michelle Mueller
August 20, 2021

New Religions and the Mediation of Non-Monogamy examines the relationship between alternative American religions and the media representation of non-monogamies on reality-TV shows like Sister Wives, Seeking Sister Wife, and Polyamory: Married & Dating. The book is the first full-length study ...

Contemporary Feminist Theologies Power, Authority, Love

Contemporary Feminist Theologies: Power, Authority, Love

1st Edition

Edited By Kerrie Handasyde, Cathryn McKinney, Rebekah Pryor
March 12, 2021

This book explores the issues of power, authority and love with current concerns in the Christian theological exploration of feminism and feminist theology. It addresses its key themes in three parts: (1) power deals with feminist critiques, (2) authority unpacks feminist methodologies, and (3) ...

The Indecent Theologies of Marcella Althaus-Reid Voices from Asia and Latin America

The Indecent Theologies of Marcella Althaus-Reid: Voices from Asia and Latin America

1st Edition

Edited By Lisa Isherwood, Hugo Córdova Quero
December 31, 2020

This book celebrates the legacy of theologian Marcella Althaus-Reid (1952‑2009), and her particular influence in Asia and South America. Her work has served as a significant source of inspiration to many scholars, ministers, and activists challenging heteronormative theologies, but her sudden death...

Unlocking Orthodoxies for Inclusive Theologies Queer Alternatives

Unlocking Orthodoxies for Inclusive Theologies: Queer Alternatives

1st Edition

Edited By Robert E. Shore-Goss, Joseph N. Goh
December 05, 2019

This book enters a new liminal space between the LGBTQ and denominational Christian communities. It simultaneously explores how those who identify as queer can find a home in church and how those leading welcoming, or indeed unwelcoming, congregations can better serve both communities. The primary ...

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

By 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

By 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

By 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 ...

Public Theology and the Challenge of Feminism

Public Theology and the Challenge of Feminism

1st Edition

Edited By 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...

Searching for the Holy Spirit Feminist Theology and Traditional Doctrine

Searching for the Holy Spirit: Feminist Theology and Traditional Doctrine

1st Edition

By 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...

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

By 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...

Shame, the Church and the Regulation of Female Sexuality

Shame, the Church and the Regulation of Female Sexuality

1st Edition

By 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 ...

Ritual Making Women Shaping Rites for Changing Lives

Ritual Making Women: Shaping Rites for Changing Lives

1st Edition

By Jan Berry
October 01, 2009

Ritual Making Women looks at the way in which women's making of ritual has emerged from the rapidly developing field of women's spirituality and theology. The author uses ethnographic material to explore how the construction of ritual uses story-making and embodied action to empower women. Ritual, ...

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