Powers and Submissions: Spirituality, Philosophy and Gender (Challenges in Contemporary Theology)

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In this book Sarah Coakley confronts a central paradox oftheological feminism - what she terms 'the paradox of power andvulnerability'.


  • Confronts a central paradox of theological feminism –what Coakley terms 'paradox of power and vulnerability'.
  • Explores this issue through the perspective of spiritualpractice, philosophical enquiry and doctrinal analysis.
  • Draws together an essential collection of Sarah Coakley's workin this field.
  • Offers an original perspective into contemporary feministtheology.

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

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In this volume, Sarah Coakley confronts a central paradox oftheological feminism-what she terms ‘the paradox of power andvulnerability’. Drawing together an essential collection ofher work in this field. Powers and Submissions explores this theme,offering an original perspective on contemporary feministthought.

Gender theory has in recent years given an increasingly nuancedaccount of the worldly ‘powers’ that serve to stiflehuman flourishing. However, feminist theology ha been loath toacknowledge that form of surrender to divine ‘power’which can alone sustain authentic human freedom, and chasten theabusive will to power in both women and men. Powers and Submissionstackles their question of how these narratives of divine and human‘powers’ should be disentangled. Coakley examines thisissue through the lens of spiritual practice, philosophical enquiryand doctrinal analysis, arguing that contemplative practice must besustaining matrix of any truly liberative human empowerment.

Powers and Submissions will be of interest to those working andstudying in the fields of feminist theory, philosophy of religion,systematic theology and spirituality.

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