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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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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

By 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 ...

Shame, the Church and the Regulation of Female Sexuality

Shame, the Church and the Regulation of Female Sexuality

1st Edition

By Miryam Clough
June 15, 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 ...

Elsie Chamberlain The Independent Life of a Woman Minister

Elsie Chamberlain: The Independent Life of a Woman Minister

1st Edition

By 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 ...

Reinterpreting the Eucharist Explorations in Feminist Theology and Ethics

Reinterpreting the Eucharist: Explorations in Feminist Theology and Ethics

1st Edition

Edited By 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 ...

Schooling Indifference Reimagining RE in multi-cultural and gendered spaces

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

1st Edition

By 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 ...

Numen, Old Men Contemporary Masculine Spiritualities and the Problem of Patriarchy

Numen, Old Men: Contemporary Masculine Spiritualities and the Problem of Patriarchy

1st Edition

By Joseph Gelfer
August 08, 2014

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 ...

Resurrecting Erotic Transgression Subjecting Ambiguity in Theology

Resurrecting Erotic Transgression: Subjecting Ambiguity in Theology

1st Edition

By Anita Monro
August 08, 2014

'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 ...

Patriarchs, Prophets and Other Villains

Patriarchs, Prophets and Other Villains

1st Edition

By Lisa Isherwood
August 08, 2014

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 ...

Sex and Uncertainty in the Body of Christ Intersex Conditions and Christian Theology

Sex and Uncertainty in the Body of Christ: Intersex Conditions and Christian Theology

1st Edition

By Susannah Cornwall
November 30, 2010

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 ...

Unconventional Wisdom

Unconventional Wisdom

1st Edition

By June Boyce-Tillman
August 08, 2014

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 ...

Christian Goddess Spirituality Enchanting Christianity

Christian Goddess Spirituality: Enchanting Christianity

1st Edition

By Mary Ann Beavis
November 02, 2015

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, ...

Radical Otherness Sociological and Theological Approaches

Radical Otherness: Sociological and Theological Approaches

1st Edition

By Lisa Isherwood, David Harris
September 02, 2014

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 ...

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