God, Sexuality, and the Self An Essay 'On the Trinity'

ISBN-10: 0521558263

ISBN-13: 9780521558266

Edition: 2013

Authors: Sarah Coakley

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God, Sexuality and the Self is a new venture in systematic theology. Sarah Coakley invites the reader to re-conceive the relation of sexual desire and the desire for God and – through the lens of prayer practice – to chart the intrinsic connection of this relation to a theology of the Trinity. The goal is to integrate the demanding ascetical undertaking of prayer with the recovery of lost and neglected materials from the tradition and thus to reanimate doctrinal reflection both imaginatively and spiritually. What emerges is a vision of human longing for the triune God which is both edgy and compelling: Coakley's théologie totale questions standard shibboleths on 'sexuality' and 'gender' and thereby suggests a way beyond current destructive impasses in the churches. The book is clearly and accessibly written and will be of great interest to all scholars and students of theology.
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List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

#60;b#62;Sarah Coakley#60;/b#62; is Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, and was previously Mallinckrodt Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. She is a systematic theologian and philosopher of religion with wide interdisciplinary interests. Her previous publications include #60;i#62;Powers and Submissions: Spirituality, Philosophy and Gender#60;/i#62; (Blackwell, 2002), #60;i#62;Re-Thinking Gregory of Nyssa#60;/i#62; (editor, Blackwell, 2003#60;i#62;), Pain and Its Transformations: The Interface of Biology and Culture#60;/i#62; (co-edited with Kay Shelemay, 2007) and #60;i#62;Re-Thinking Dinoysius the Areopagite#60;/i#62; (co-edited, with Charles Stang, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).

Prelude: God, sexuality and the self
The arguments of this book
Recasting 'systematic theology': gender, desire and th�ologie totale
Doing theology 'on Wigan Pier': why feminism and the social sciences matter to theology
Praying the Trinity: a neglected patristic tradition
The charismatic constituency: embarrassment or riches?
Seeing God: Trinitarian thought through iconography
'Batter my heart': reorientations of classic Trinitarian thought
The primacy of divine desire: God as trinity and the 'apophatic turn'
Coda: conclusions and beyond
Glossary of technical terms and names
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