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God, Sexuality, and the Self: An Essay 'On the Trinity'

God, Sexuality, and the Self: An Essay 'on the Trinity'God, Sexuality, and the Self: An Essay 'on the Trinity' by Sarah Coakley
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I blogged my initial thoughts when I began the book (http://escottjones.typepad.com/myques...)

I was intrigued, but also was displeased that she didn't seem to be in conversation with others whom I had read who covered similar material. And that desire of mine was never met, as none of those works/writers appeared in the book.

The best chapter is the one in which she discusses the history of how the Trinity is represented in art. That chapter included lots of humour. I can imagine it was developed from a lecture she must give as a professor, and it is a lecture I would enjoy attending. That chapter reveals that the visual imagery of the Trinity has often not corresponded with the doctrinal propositions, sometimes it has been outright heterodox. But it is a difficult thing to visualize.

Overall, I don't think the book fulfilled its promise, and there are much more engaging and interesting discussions of these topics. I'm very unlikely to read the remaining books in this series as they are published.

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