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Theology after Postmodernity: Divining the Void--A Lacanian Reading of Thomas Aquinas

Tina Beattie


This is the first book published in English to offer a Lacanian feminist reading of Thomas Aquinas. Focusing on the centrality of desire and embodiment in Thomas’s theology and Lacan’s psychoanalytic theory, it traces an overgrown path through changing configurations of God, gender, and nature from their Aristotelian formation in the medieval universities to their fragmentation in the collapse of modernity’s visions and values. Theology after Postmodernity offers a penetrating critique of Thomas’s Aristotelianism, while excavating the neglected mystical dimensions of his theology. In engagemen ... More

Keywords: Aquinas, Lacan, Catherine of Siena, mysticism, Aristotelianism, Thomism, theology, feminism, psychoanalysis, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199566075
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566075.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tina Beattie, author
Professor of Catholic Studies, University of Roehampton