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Janet Soskice

Janet Soskice

Professor of Philosophical Theology, University of Cambridge

Fellow of Jesus College


Professor Janet Soskice is the author of Metaphor and Religious Language (OUP 1984); The Kindness of God (OUP 2007) and has edited (with Grant Gillett and K.W. Fulford) Of Medicine and Moral Reasoning (CUP 1994); with Diana Lipton, Feminism and Theology, Oxford Readings in Feminism (OUP 2003) and with Carlo Cogliati, David Burrell, and W. Stoeger, Creation and the God of Abraham (Cambridge 2010), a collection which examines the doctrine of creation from nothing in Jewish, Christian and Muslim thought.

Her recent Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Lost Gospels (London: Chatto and New York: Knopf, 2009) was Book of the Week on Radio 4, in the Best Books of the Year lists of the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor and the Library Journal. She takes an animated interest in questions of genre and form in theological writing and was a member of the Writers’ Workshop for Theologians, leadby Marilynne Robinson, at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton in 2010, and in 2011 was a judge of the Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing. Professor Soskice is a Patron of the Westminster College Appeal, a Trustee of the Tablet and an Honorary Fellow of Blackfriars, Oxford.


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