Climate Activism and Ecotheologies

Craft and Spirituality


In 2014 I published a book based on my PhD thesis, Sex, Sin and Our Selves: Encounters in Feminist Theology and Contemporary Women’s Literature (linked to Amazon so you can read the kind reviews, but please don’t buy from there!).

It brings together readings in feminist theological thought and the second-wave feminist fiction of Michele Roberts and Sara Maitland, exploring themes of selfhood, connection, sex, sin, and self-sacrifice. The book seeks to challenge a tendency of feminist theology to seek simple and idealised answers, rather than honour complexity and the need to continue to ask questions. In the encounters in feminist theology and contemporary women’s writing, I use autobiographical narrative, critically understood as “reading these stories beside my own.”

Even though it’s quite old now, and I felt like I was ‘done’ with a lot of those themes, I’ve been going back to them in thinking about climate activism and theology. So might still be interesting and relevant to someone! It’s not too expensive, as academic books go. In the States you can buy direct from the publisher; in the UK from Bookshop.org.

Feminism and Religion

  • ‘Stood Weeping Outside the Tomb: Dis(re)membering Mary Magdalene’ in The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field , Oxford University Press, 2017
  • 2017. ‘Theologies of Evil’ in Gender: God – Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbook, edited by Sîan Hawthorne. Macmillan
  • ‘Encounters in Feminist Revisioning: Wrestling and Visitation’. Biblical Interpretation 23.1: 36-59, 2015
  • ‘Sisterhood in the Wilderness: Biblical Paradigms and Feminist Identity Politics in Readings of Hagar and Sarah’ in Looking Through a Glass Bible, edited by AKM Adam and Samuel Tongue. Brill, 2014
  • ‘“Not Simple, Not Pure”: Revisioning of Mythical Wicked Women in the Stories of Sara Maitland’. Women: A Cultural Review 22.1: 15-28, 2011
  • ‘“Wholly Aflame”: Erotic Asceticism in the Work of Sara Maitland’. Theology and Sexuality 16.1: 5-18, 2010

Higher Education