The Christa Project: Seeking a Risen Christa

7 PM – 9 PM

In this lecture, theologian and poet Nicola Slee will offer a historical overview of the development of the notion of the female Christ symbol and survey artistic images from a variety of contexts and periods. She will reflect on the significance of the Christa and question the dominance of images of crucified and suffering Christas, pondering the relative paucity of images of risen female forms. The lecture will include a reading of some of her poems about the Christa.

Dr Nicola Slee is a feminist practical theologian and poet, and Director of Research at the Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham, UK. Author of numerous articles and books, and a regular speaker, her book Seeking the Risen Christa (SPXK, 2011) traces and explores the development of the female Christ symbol. She is currently working on a theological book on sabbath, and co-editing a series of essays on feminist research methodology, Researching Female Faith: Qualitative Perspectives (Taylor and Francis, 2017).