Historical and Theological Foundations

Cristina Lledo Gomez, Paulist Press 2018

This book makes a fine contribution to understanding the Catholic Church in its historical and contemporary struggles around the language of gender and identity. It should be required reading in seminaries and courses on ecclesiology, but it will be of interest to all who wish to understand more about how language and culture are woven together in the making of theology, and how the most relevant theological insights emerge when the bonds between the two are respected. The result is an impressive study of patristic and postconciliar theology that addresses fundamental questions about the role and representation of women in the Catholic Church today.

(Extract from the foreword by Tina Beattie)