Relational theologies, such as feminist theology, eco-theology and liberation theologies of various kinds, turn our traditional starting point for theology on its head. They ask what it is that we experience and where it is that we intuit God manifests and creates in and through our relation and lack of relation with ourselves, others and the cosmos. This book aims to explore the concept of the emerging divine within human and non-human relationality. It is relationship and the relationality that enable knowledge of the divine to emerge.The editors and contributors make the concept of relational theology more widely understood and stimulating theological debate in this area. The collection is an excellent teaching resource for courses in liberation theology, feminist theology, ecotheology and Christian doctrine at upper undergraduate and MA level.>The book offers new and original contributions by well-known authors such as Carter Heyward, Catherine Keller, Mary Grey, Ursula King, Beverley Clack, Diarmuid O'Murchu and Mary Condren.
'A star-studded cast of fourteen contributors ... this book will be of value ... for the insight that it gives to those working on the areas relating to the individual essays ... Heyward has been writing theology of 'mutual relation' for at least thirty years, and her perceptiveness, beginning this collections, is the most astute ... Grey movingly and practically applies relationally to the plight of Palestinians ... and psychoanalysisis brought in for both a highly dense and technical piece by Mary Condren.' -- Dr Revd Michael Brierley 201204