The Feminine Genius of Catholic Theology
This bookintroduces Catholic doctrine through the crucible of the women mystics'reception of the gospel.The work of thegreat women theologians of the Church's second millennium has too often been neglected (or relegated to the category of 'mysticism') in...
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This bookintroduces Catholic doctrine through the crucible of the women mystics'reception of the gospel.The work of thegreat women theologians of the Church's second millennium has too often beenneglected (or relegated to the category of 'mysticism') in textbooks onCatholic doctrine.This is a shame,because their work shows the interior conjunction of liturgical experience(broadly understood), scriptural exegesis, philosophical reflection, anddoctrinal/creedal formulation.Drawingon their work, this book presents the tenets of Catholic faith in a clear andaccessible manner, useful for introductory courses as well as for students andscholars interested in the contributions of women to Catholic theology. Women theologians in this book include Catherine of Siena, Theresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Simone Weil and others.
Matthew Levering(Ph.D., Boston College) is Professor of Theology at the University of Dayton, USA. He has most recently authored Biblical Natural Law (Oxford; Participatory Biblical Exegesis (Notre Dame); Ezra and Nehemiah (Broazoz Theological Commentary, Brazos) and Doing Theology: Catholic Theology (T & T Clark, 2012).
He also co-edited Vatican II: Tradition within Renewal (Oxford), and is preparing the Oxford Handbook on the Trinity. He has written and edited numerous other books. He currently co-edits series on Classical Christianity (Brazos) and Reading the Scriptures (Notre Dame), and serves as co-editor of the quarterly journal Nova et Vetera.
- Introduction; 1: God The Trinity; 2: Jesus Christ; 3: Creation And Providence; 4: Sin; 5: Sacraments; 6: The Church; 7: The Virtues; 8: Mary And The Saints; 9: Prayer; 10: Eternal Life; Conclusion.