Thinking Otherwise

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I am happy to be team-teaching a University of Divinity course on feminist theology (with Cath Mackinney, Katharine Massam, Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon, Robyn Whitaker) at Pilgrim Theological College: Thinking Otherwise.


"It's a Girl" / Nicola Slee

The news spread like wildfire.
Sages were perplexed.
Astronomers recalculated their stars.
Shepherds sloped back to their charges.
Only the midwives smiled their knowing smiles.
And the angels crowded round,
singing 'Glory! Glory!'

(Nicola Slee, "(W)riting like a Woman," Gavin D'Costa, Eleanor Nesbitt, Mark Pryce, Ruth Shelton and Nicola Slee, Making Nothing Happen: Five Poets Explore Faith and Spirituality [Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014], p. 38.)