God, Sexuality and the Self Paperback

An Essay 'On the Trinity'

by Sarah Coakley

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God, Sexuality and the Self

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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 theologie 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.

  • An exciting new venture in systematic theology from a leading Cambridge scholar
  • Opens up current, divisive debates on sex and gender and gives a new perspective
  • Presents a theological vision of human transformation-in-God, not limited by secular ideological accounts of gender and feminism

God, Sexuality and the Self by Sarah Coakley was published by Cambridge University Press in August 2013 and is our 33021st best seller. The ISBN for God, Sexuality and the Self is 9780521558266.

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Prelude: God, sexuality and the self
The arguments of this book
1. Recasting 'systematic theology': gender, desire and th

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (August 2013)
Number of Pages384
Thickness18 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4036540
Page last updated 2nd October 2018
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