Date of Award
Master of Arts (Christian Studies) - MA (CSt)
First Advisor/Committee Member
Brian Bantum, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology
Coakley, Sarah, 1951-, Holy Spirit, Trinity, Gender identity, Human body—Religious aspects—Christianity, Lord's Supper
This project looks at the logical and experiential priority that Sarah Coakley gives to the Holy Spirit in her approach to trinitarian theology and its implications for human gender and sexuality. Coakley's work tends to lean toward internalizing bodily categories, spiritualizing gender particularity as one's posture toward God. My thesis is that a eucharistic understanding of gender and sexuality is needed to give Coakley's understanding of gender bodily significance.
Johnson, Natalie S., "Eucharistic Undoings: Ecstatic Participation and Divine Incorporation in the Spirit" (2015). Seattle Pacific Seminary Theses. 1.