Jesus and the Gospel Women
What does Jesus reveal about himself through his encounters with women in the gospel stories, both as a real historical figure, and as a continuing living presence? ^^In responding to this question, Joanna Collicutt McGrath does not shy away...
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What does Jesus reveal about himself through his encounters with women in the gospel stories, both as a real historical figure, and as a continuing living presence?
^^In responding to this question, Joanna Collicutt McGrath does not shy away from acknowledging the strong erotic overtones of seeing Jesus as a sort of 'romantic hero'. In the first chapter of the book she muses on what makes the character of Mr Darcy so alluring, and the resonances with Jesus. She then helps us explore several significant aspects of the psychology of Jesus as expressed in his engagement with women. The recurring and deeply affirming theme of the volume is that through encounter with Jesus, women are raised up.
^^'This is a book of deep wisdom, beautifully expressed'
^The Church of Ireland Gazette^
Revd Dr Joanna Collicutt McGrath (D Phil., Oxford) is currently lecturer in the Psychology of Religion at Heythrop College, University of London and teaches psychology of religion for the MA course. She studied experimental psychology and theology at the University of Oxford, and clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London.
She is a chartered clinical psychologist and chartered neuropsychologist with many years experience in clinical practice, most recently as head of psychology services at the Nuffield Orthopaedic NHS Trust in Oxford. She is an associated fellow of the British Psychological Society. She has also worked in theological research and taught psychology of religion and pastoral psychology at the University of Oxford.
Dr McGrath has co-authored Jesus and the Gospel Women, and with Jeremy Duff, Meeting Jesus: Human Responses to a yearning God; and with Alister McGrath, The Open Secret: The renewal of natural theology; The Dawkins Delusion? and Self-Esteem: The Cross and Christian Confidence and she has authored most recently Ethical practice in brain injury rehabilitation.