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Explaining the role of religion in shaping cultural assumptions about gender

Michael O'Sullivan SJ

Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press

“Groundbreaking”, was how Professor Linda Hogan described Michael O’Sullivan SJ’s new book, How Roman Catholic Theology Can Transform Male Violence against Women

How Roman Catholic theology can transform male violence against women

Explaining the role of religion in shaping cultural assumptions about gender

Michael O’Sullivan SJ

Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press

“Groundbreaking”, was how Professor Linda Hogan described Michael O’Sullivan SJ’s new book, How Roman Catholic Theology Can Transform Male Violence against Women, launched in All Hallows College, Dublin, on Thursday 9 May.

“His theological analysis of male violence against women,” Professor Hogan continued, “brings a new and unique perspective to bear on the discussion about the sexist substrata of the Christian tradition. It treads where few male theologians have previously gone.”

Over one hundred Jesuits, friends and collegues attended the launch and heard  the book described as a work of academic rigour and the fruit of many years of deep personal engagement with the reality of violence in women’s lives. Michael O’Sullivan said his work is also linked  in with with the call to Jesuits in decree in GC34, to engage with the situation of women in Church and society.

Listen here to his interview on the book.