Fragments for Fractured Times
What Feminist Practical Theology Brings to the Table
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If ever a period of time felt 'fractured' it is now. Whichever way we turn, we witness the dismembering and fracturing of many previously taken for granted realities, with maps and borders - physical and metaphorical - being redrawn before our eyes. What place for the feminist practical theologian in such a climate?
In Fragments for Fractured Times, one of the world's leading feminist practical theologians, Nicola Slee, brings together 15 years of papers, articles, talks and sermons, many of them previously unpublished. Collected from diverse times, places, settings and occasions, Slee offers an introduction to each fragment, "holding it up to the light and examining its size, shape, texture and pattern".
Drawing on a wide and diverse range of her writing, Slee demonstrates the richness and variety of feminist practical theological writing. What feminist theology brings to the table of scholarly thinking and embodied practice is, she suggests, something creative, artful, prophetic as well as playful - a resource for Christian living and thinking in fractured times.
"Pre-eminent poet-practical theologian Nicola Slee has gathered a beautiful collage of writings filled with wisdom wrestled from life. At once prayerful and scholarly, these essays deepen faith and broaden religious understanding. A stellar contribution to the discipline and an immense gift to wider conversations about theology and the spiritual life." -- Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, Vanderbilt University