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Queering Kenosis: A Review of “God and Difference” by Caryn D. Riswold

I still think that Valerie Saving was right.

It’s been 56 years since she published her article on “The Human Situation” in… 909 more words


The New Asceticism: Sexuality, Gender and the Quest for God, by Sarah Coakley (London: Bloomsbury, 2015)

Sarah Coakley is Norris-Hulse professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge and a canon of Ely Cathedral. This book is a collection of essays which have previously appeared elsewhere, and are now ‘lightly revised’. 448 more words

Sarah Coakley on Girard

While we await another installment of Sarah Coakley’s ‘unsystematic systematics’ or ‘theologie totale’, she continues to expand upon some themes that she has previously covered. During the 2013 Gifford Lectures she highlighted her work with evolutionary biologist Martin Nowak and its importance for a reclamation of a traditional notion of sacrifice. 1,692 more words

What do you seek?

Closer to Truth is a long-running PBS series in which Robert Lawrence Kuhn travels the world discussing “the big questions” — about science, the cosmos, philosophy, and religion — with thoughtful and interesting people who, by and large, know what they are talking about. 122 more words


Sarah Coakley - Feminism needs (like everybody else) to kneel before the Father

“Can a feminist call God Father”, then? One might more truly sist that she, above all, must, for it lies with her alone to do the kneeling work that ultimately slays patriarchy at its root.  8 more words


Sarah Coakley - We need to slay every patriarchal daemon, especially our own

Ultimately there are no short cuts in the battle against repressive patriarchy: the demons have to be slain one by one, and indeed over and over; and it is the task of us all to slay our own demons.  8 more words


Sarah Coakley - Summary of Coakley's Théologie totale

All in all, theologie totale is hard work. But it is not the hard work of a Pelagian ‘works righteousness’. It is the graced work of contemplation and theology and ethics and politics – without division, without confusion. 21 more words