Women and spirituality

This week we talk about women and spirituality with Dr. Ursula King, professor and head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Bristol, England.

Dr. King has been in academic work for over thirty years. She studied philosophy and theology as they relate to women's issues well before the feminist movement became popular. She has written six books, including four on the French thinker Teilhard de Chardin, although she suspects that her study Women & Spirituality: Voices of Protest & Promise1 is probably the most widely read. She has also collaborated in the editing of six books.

Dr. King was born in Cologne, and educated in Germany, France, England, and India (where she lived for five years). She keeps a busy international lecture schedule but is resolved never to ignore her own university department, in which she teaches courses on religion and gender, feminist theology in a global context, comparative religion, interfaith dialogue, and modern Hinduism, among others.

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