Early Christianity saw women in positions of authority and a fluid theology that included feminine figures in the notion of the Divine. However, for centuries a male trinity has dominated theology with the characteristics of triumphalism, clarity, order, eternality and unity. 'Unconventional Wisdom' examines the attempt within the last half of the twentieth century to unearth the hidden theological tradition of feminine Wisdom. The book presents the work of influential theorists, notably Foucault, Belenky and Dorothy Smith. The recovery of the feminine in the divine is linked with the rediscovery of subjugated value systems and what this might mean for ecclesiology.
June Boyce-Tillman is Professor of Applied Music at the University of Winchester. She has published widely in the area of education particularly music and religious education. Her most recent books are Constructing Musical Healing - The Wounds that Sing (Jessica Kingsley) and The Creative Spirit - Hildegard of Bingen (Canterbury Press).