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Spirituality, Philosophy and Gender

By Sarah Coakley

Wiley-Blackwell, Paperback, 9780631207368, 196pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 2002

In this book Sarah Coakley confronts a central paradox of theological feminism - what she terms 'the paradox of power and vulnerability'.

  • Confronts a central paradox of theological feminism - what Coakley terms 'paradox of power and vulnerability'.
  • Explores this issue through the perspective of spiritual practice, philosophical enquiry and doctrinal analysis.
  • Draws together an essential collection of Sarah Coakley's work in this field.
  • Offers an original perspective into contemporary feminist theology.

About the Author
Sarah Coakley is Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr., Professor of Divinity at Harvard University. She previously taught at Oriel College, Oxford, and at the Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University. She is the author of Christ Without Absolutes (1988); the editor (with David A. Pailin) of The Making and Remaking of Christian Doctrine (1991), and editor of Religion and the Body (1997). She is currently working on a systematic theology, the first volume of which will appear as God, Sexuality and the Self: An Essay 'On the Trinity' (forthcoming).