Sara Maitland (born 1950) is a British novelist, also known for her short stories, and nonfiction; e.g., A Book of Silence, A Joyful Theology: Creation, Commitment, and an Awesome God, etc. She wrote in the Introduction to this 1995 book, "I see the project of this book not being a scientific one, but a meditation, a contemplation of God in this particular aspect of revelation."
She wrote, "I am looking for a theology, for a description of God, which has transformatory potential, that is effective towards political and social change. A theology that accepts the world as it now is, is not worthy of the God whose bias is towards the poor, the oppressed... the little ones." (Pg. 35) Later, she adds, "So when I speak of a 'Big-Enough God' I am not merely speaking of an infinite God but of the God of infinities, the Absolute which either chooses to reveal itself or remains veiled in mystery." (Pg. 61)
She admits that "I see myself primarily as a poet rather than a theologian," and "any thoughts that I have on theology are bound to be, at best, ambivalent..." (Pg. 121) She asserts that feminist theologians have "given us back the simple orthodoxy that 'God is without qualities' and in addition have exposed the unnameableness, the vastness of God, who sustains divine personhood out beyond the frontiers of our grammatical rules." (Pg. 135-136)
She suggests that Faith is "the safety net. Faith is an attempt, a frail and delicate attempt, to put form onto our hope; to accept that we cannot dance into the future, into the risk, alone and autonomous, because to do so is to reduce our personhood by cutting it off from its history." (Pg. 172)
This is a creative, thought-provoking perspective on theology.