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Scholar Talk: The spiritual is political

Scholar Talk: The spiritual is political

Scholar Talks

Associate Professor Clare Monagle — Australian Religious History Fellow, 2020 — explores the history of Christian feminism in Australia in the 1970s and 80s. 

Cover Page, Magdalene Journal, June 1987, no. 2
2 / 3 events in this Scholar Talks series
1 June 2021 11am to 12pm


Zoom online: Free


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Sydney NSW 2000


The spiritual is political: Magdalene Journal and Christian feminism

Between 1973 and 1987 Magdalene Journal was published by a collective of Christian Feminists, based in NSW. On its pages, women expressed their despair with the patriarchal Christian traditions of their formation, while also passionately exploring their faith. In poetry, prose and image, Magdalene’s contributors expressed fury and desire, and demanded a feminist Christianity. Magdalene reveals a world of feminist revelation, experienced as spiritually as was it politically.

Clare is a historian of theology. She trained as a medieval historian, focusing on the history of scholastic thought, at Monash and the Johns Hopkins University. More recently, she has worked on theology in recent history, publishing articles on papal encyclicals and the legacy of Mary Daly. 


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