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Discern Annual Lecture 2004 by Dr. Janet Soskice

    • Discern Annual Lecture 2004 by Dr. Janet Soskice

      Janet Martin Soskice is a Reader in Philosophical Theology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Jesus College, where she is also Director of Studies in Theology. She was born in Canada, and studied at the Cornell University (USA) and Sheffield, prior to her reading for a doctorate in the philosophy of religion at the University of Oxford. She was a Gordon Milburn Junior Research Fellow and subsequently a lecturer at the Rippon College, Cuddesdon. She taught religion, ethics and doctrine at Oxford and philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London.

      Dr. Soskice is past-President of the CAtholic Theological Associationof Great Britainand the Cambridge Theological Society. In 1997, she was McCarthy Visiting Professor at the Gregorian University in Rome. She is currently a Board Member of the International Journal for Theology CONCILUM, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Margaret BeaufortInstitute of Theology, Cambridge.

      Her publications include: Metaphor and Religous Language (OUP, 1984), After Eve: Women, Theology and the Christian Tradition (Harper Collins, 1990), Editor (with Grant Gillet and KW Fulford) Medicine and Moral Reasoning (CUP, 1994) and with (Diana Lipton) Feminism and Theology (OUP 2003). Articles she wrote include "Religous Language", "Blood and Defilement: Reflections on Jesus and the Symbolics of Sex", "Friendship: Cicero, Buber, and Bakhtin on the Self as more than One", "The End of Man and the Future of God", "The Challenge of Modernity and Post-Modernity", "The Gift of the Name", "Trinity and Feminism"and "Monica's Tears: Augustine on Words and Speech".