Tina Beattle is a - or perhaps the
- leading feminist theologian of her generation, but she is never easily pigeonholed. If this is a challenging book, often involving, as she says at one point, 'thinking on the edge of the thinkable', it is also rewarding in the way that her work usually is: by turns elusive, provocative and illuminating, but always adventurous and never falling into easily predicted patterns. (Karen Kilby, The Tablet
Beatties arguments about Thomas are unexpected, creative, and often beautiful. (Rachel J. Smith, Marginalia
About the Author
Tina Beattie is Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Roehampton in London. She is widely known for her academic publications and also for her more popular writings, lectures, and broadcasts. Her main areas of interest include Catholic theology, critical theory, and issues of gender; the Virgin Mary in theology and art; Christian mysticism, and theology and human rights. She began her academic studies as a mature student at the University of Bristol when the youngest of her four children started school, and she went on to do her PhD there on Marian theology and symbolism. In addition to her academic work, Tina is involved in a range of activities to do with theological education and awareness-raising in parishes, schools, and other communities.