Dazzling Darkness Paperback

Gender, Sexuality, Illness and God

by Rachel Mann

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Dazzling Darkness

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Dazzling Darkness is a true story about searching for one's authentic self in the company of the Living God. Rachel Mann has died many 'deaths' in the process, not the least of which was a change of sex, as well as coming to terms with chronic illness and disability. Through these experiences she has discovered that darkness is as much a positive place as a negative one, inhabited by the Living God - the Dark God, the Hidden God. This is the God that many of us, because we try to make our lives safe and comfortable, are too afraid to meet. This is the God who is most alive in those things we commonly associate with the Dark - failure, loss and brokenness. The Christian church has legitimated certain ways of talking about God - male, fatherly, monarchical and so on. Many believe these descriptors tell the exhaustive truth about God. In accepting the complexity of her sexuality and identity, Rachel Mann has been able to explore with a greater freedom what God might look like to an 'unconventional creature' like her.
This passionate and nuanced book brings together poetry, feminist theology, and philosophy and explores them through one person's hunger for wholeness, self-knowledge and God.

Dazzling Darkness by Rachel Mann was published by Wild Goose Publications in October 2012 and is our 24634th best seller. The ISBN for Dazzling Darkness is 9781849522410.

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Details for Dazzling Darkness

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherWild Goose Publications (October 2012)
Number of Pages144
Product Code4063564
Page last updated 6th March 2019
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