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Janice McRandal

Janice McRandal is a feminist theologian who works with critical theory to explore themes of systematic theology alongside politics and popular culture. Having worked in theological education for over a decade, Janice brings a wealth of experience in research and leadership. Along with her academic writing and research supervision, Janice provides oversight for the cooperative, developing a space for a broad and interdisciplinary public theology throughout the cooperatives programs and research streams.

Enquiries regarding research supervision can be made to thecooperative@wmq.org.au

Selected Publications

Books

Contested Theology: bodies, sport, and motion. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, forthcoming 2022.

Whistling in the Dark: on the theology of Craig Keen, co-edited with Stephen John Wright. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, forthcoming 2021.

Sarah Coakley and the Future of Systematic Theology, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.

Christian Doctrine and the Grammar of Difference: a contribution to feminist systematic theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.

Book Chapters

“White failures of intersectionality”. In Together in One Place. Edited by Stephen Burns and Monica Melanchthon, TBA, forthcoming 2023.

 “Systematic Theology”. In Method and Praxis in Feminist Theologies. Edited by Stephen Burns and Katharine Massam. London: SCM Press, Forthcoming 2022.

“Saying No to Jesus: Feminist Theology and the Christian Liberal Fantasy”. In Afterlives: Jesus in a Global Perspective: The Westar Studies Series. Edited by Gregory Jenks. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2021.

 “You Don’t Understand Me: Serena Williams, Christology, and Non-Identity”. In Intersections and Fractures: (Re)visions of Feminist Theologies, Decolonizing Theology Series, Lexington Fortress Press. Edited by Stephen Burns and Rebekah Pryor. Lexington Fortress Press, 2021

 “Risky Words, Dissenting Bodies”. In Whistling in the Dark: on the theology of Craig Keen, co-edited with Stephen John Wright. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2021.

“Against Authority: writing feminist theology after the end of history”. In Power, Authority, Love. Edited by Kerrie Handasyde and Rebecca Pryor. Routledge, 2021.

“Embodied Gods: Anthropomorphism and Subjectivity”. In Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Gender – ‘God’ Edited by Sîan Hawthorne, 2017.

“Being George Eliot: an impossible standpoint?”. In Sarah Coakley and the Future of Systematic Theology. Janice McRandal, editor.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.

 “On Power and Silence: Reading Foucault with Coakley”. In Sarah Coakley and the Future of Systematic Theology. Janice McRandal, editor.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.

 “Gender: Difference, Sin and the Trinity”. In Speaking Differently: Essays in Theological Anthropology. Phillip Tolliday and Heather Thomson, eds. Canberra: Barton Books, 2013.

Articles in Refereed Journals

“The Trinity, Sexuality, and the Transformation of Finitude”. In The International Journal of Systematic Theology. Vol 21, Issue 2. (2019), 223-225.

“Subject to Spirit: The Promise of Pentecostal Feminist Pneumatology and Its Witness to Systematics”. In Pneuma 35:1 (2013), pp 48-60.

“A Free Man’s World: Open Theism and the Feminist Critique of Autonomy”. In Aldersgate Papers 9 (2011).

“Sarah Coakley: Systematic Theology and the Future of Feminism”. In Pacifica 24:3 (2011), pp. 300-314.

“Struggled For and Not Possessed: Language for the Divine and the Apophatic Turn”. In St Mark’s Review 215 (2011), pp. 71-86.

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