The New Asceticism Sexuality, Gender and the Quest for God

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  • Copyright: 11/5/2015
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Continuum

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Coakley cuts creatively across established ecclesiastical battle lines and draws both camps into a new serious reflection on ascetical theology tout court .

Author Biography

Sarah Coakley is Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, UK and was previously Mallinckrodt Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, USA. She was an assistant curate at Littlemore, Oxford, for seven years after her ordination in 2000 and is currently a minor canon of Ely Cathedral.

Table of Contents

Introduction \ 1. Pleasure Principles: A theology of desire \ 2. The Woman at the Altar \ 3. Other Voices Other Worlds: Homosexuality \ 4. Trinity Prayer and Sexuality \ 5. Deepening Practices: Ascetial and Mystical Theology

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