Gender, Theology and Spirituality

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

    Living Out Sexuality and Faith

    Body Admissions of Malaysian Gay and Bisexual Men

    By Joseph N. Goh

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-01-05 
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  • God and Difference: The Trinity, Sexuality, and the Transformation of Finitude book cover

    God and Difference

    The Trinity, Sexuality, and the Transformation of Finitude

    By Linn Marie Tonstad

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30
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  • Being the Body of Christ: Towards a Twenty-First Century Homosexual Theology for the Anglican Church book cover

    Being the Body of Christ

    Towards a Twenty-First Century Homosexual Theology for the Anglican Church

    By Chris Mounsey

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-28
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  • Schooling Indifference: Reimagining RE in multi-cultural and gendered spaces book cover

    Schooling Indifference

    Reimagining RE in multi-cultural and gendered spaces

    By John I'Anson, Alison Jasper

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-06-16
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  • Reinterpreting the Eucharist: Explorations in Feminist Theology and Ethics book cover

    Reinterpreting the Eucharist

    Explorations in Feminist Theology and Ethics

    Edited by Anne F. Elvey, Carol Hogan, Kim Power, Claire Renkin

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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  • Elsie Chamberlain: The Independent Life of a Woman Minister book cover

    Elsie Chamberlain

    The Independent Life of a Woman Minister

    By Alan Argent

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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  • Shame, the Church and the Regulation of Female Sexuality book cover

    Shame, the Church and the Regulation of Female Sexuality

    By Miryam Clough

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-06-14
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  • Christian Goddess Spirituality: Enchanting Christianity book cover

    Christian Goddess Spirituality

    Enchanting Christianity

    By Mary Ann Beavis

    This monograph focuses on "Christian Goddess Spirituality" (CGS), the phenomenon of (mostly) women who combine Christianity and Goddess Spirituality, including Wicca/Witchcraft. Mary Ann Beavis’s study provides ethnographic data and analysis on the lived religious experience of CGS practitioners,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-02
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  • Searching for the Holy Spirit: Feminist Theology and Traditional Doctrine book cover

    Searching for the Holy Spirit

    Feminist Theology and Traditional Doctrine

    By Anne Claar Thomasson-Rosingh

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-10-20
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  • Public Theology and the Challenge of Feminism book cover

    Public Theology and the Challenge of Feminism

    Edited by Stephen Burns, Anita Monro

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-04-01
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    Gender, Theology and Spirituality

  • Radical Otherness: Sociological and Theological Approaches book cover

    Radical Otherness

    Sociological and Theological Approaches

    By Lisa Isherwood, David Harris

    The problem of otherness is central to debates in both the social sciences and theology. To define the other – by colour, gender, politics, nationality, or religion – is to define the self. Othering has been used through history as a justification for boundary-setting, for conflict and for…

    Paperback – 2013-11-30
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  • Baby, You are My Religion: Women, Gay Bars, and Theology Before Stonewall book cover

    Baby, You are My Religion

    Women, Gay Bars, and Theology Before Stonewall

    By Marie Cartier

    Baby, You Are My Religion argues that American butch-femme bar culture of the mid-20th Century should be interpreted as a sacred space for its community. Before Stonewall—when homosexuals were still deemed mentally ill—these bars were the only place where many could have any community at all. Baby,…

    Paperback – 2013-11-29
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  • Catholics, Conflicts and Choices: An Exploration of Power Relations in the Catholic Church book cover

    Catholics, Conflicts and Choices

    An Exploration of Power Relations in the Catholic Church

    By Angela Coco

    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,…

    Hardback – 2013-03-01
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  • Sex and Uncertainty in the Body of Christ: Intersex Conditions and Christian Theology book cover

    Sex and Uncertainty in the Body of Christ

    Intersex Conditions and Christian Theology

    By Susannah Cornwall

    Mainstream Christian theology has valued the integrity of the body and the goodness of God reflected in creation. However, it has also asserted the complementarity of "normal" male and female physiology. Sex and Uncertainty in the Body of Christ offers the first systematic theology of the…

    Hardback – 2010-11-30
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  • Numen, Old Men: Contemporary Masculine Spiritualities and the Problem of Patriarchy book cover

    Numen, Old Men

    Contemporary Masculine Spiritualities and the Problem of Patriarchy

    By Joseph Gelfer

    Since the early 1990s there have been various movements designed to encourage 'masculine spirituality'. All these movements share a concern that spirituality has become too feminine and that men's experiences of the spiritual are being marginalized. The task of masculine spirituality is to promote…

    Paperback – 2009-03-01
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  • Unconventional Wisdom book cover

    Unconventional Wisdom

    By June Boyce-Tillman

    Early Christianity saw women in positions of authority and a fluid theology that included feminine figures in the notion of the Divine. However, for centuries a male trinity has dominated theology with the characteristics of triumphalism, clarity, order, eternality and unity. Unconventional Wisdom…

    Hardback – 2008-02-07
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  • Women and Reiki: Energetic/Holistic Healing in Practice book cover

    Women and Reiki

    Energetic/Holistic Healing in Practice

    By Judith MacPherson

    'Women and Reiki' is the first ethnographic study of Reiki and energetic healing in Britain. The book argues that if we are to build an accurate and comprehensive picture of healing we must examine the role of gender, representation and power. Although women healers predominate at the grass roots…

    Paperback – 2007-10-15
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  • Patriarchs, Prophets and Other Villains book cover

    Patriarchs, Prophets and Other Villains

    By Lisa Isherwood

    Patriarchs, Prophets and Other Villains takes as a starting point the hermeneutics of suspicion. The book illustrates the way in which texts and interpretations have been manipulated for the purpose of power and control. Through careful-counter readings it challenges the ways in which the female…

    Paperback – 2007-07-24
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  • Sexual Hospitality in the Hebrew Bible: Patronymic, Metronymic, Legitimate and Illegitimate Relations book cover

    Sexual Hospitality in the Hebrew Bible

    Patronymic, Metronymic, Legitimate and Illegitimate Relations

    By Thalia Gur-Klein

    A woman's life in the ancient world was constrained by her social and economic status. As a daughter she was firmly under the aegis of her father and brothers, who would later allocate the woman to another man as his wife. The power of fathers and husbands extended to using their wives and…

    Paperback – 2007-07-01
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  • Resurrecting Erotic Transgression: Subjecting Ambiguity in Theology book cover

    Resurrecting Erotic Transgression

    Subjecting Ambiguity in Theology

    By Anita Monro

    'Resurrecting Erotic Transgression' presents a feminist theological methodology based on the work of Julia Kristeva. This methodology provides the means for 'subjecting ambiguity', bringing to theology a recognition of the multiplicity of language and identity. A method of 'poetic reading' is…

    Hardback – 2006-05-01
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