Tina Beattie has been writing about how prayer, revelation and mysticism have been missing from feminist theology. Without these she is frightened the feminism may reduce theology to theory. I am entranced by her work because she is seeking to understand the sacramentality of the female body. It is a work of exploration and mystery which pushes gently on the sensual symbolism of liturgy and probes how people understand the sexual dimensions of Catholic life. Sometimes she is a bit weird and wades in waters too deep and dark for me to venture into, but overall I am learning and I am entertained, engaged.
My new books then, a walk on the wild side:
Woman: New Century Theology - Tina Beattie
New Catholic Feminism: Theology and Theory - Tina Beattie
Sex, Gender and Christian Ethics - Lisa Sowle Cahill