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Rachel Mann on the goodness of bodies, poetry and challenging assumptions about identity

Rachel Mann on the goodness of bodies, poetry and challenging assumptions about identity

Elizabeth Oldfield speaks to poet and priest Rachel Mann. 14/04/2021

Rachel is a poet and a priest in the Church of England. She lectured in philosophy before being ordained and has a PhD in 19th century women’s poetry and the Bible. Her most recent books include full length poetry collection ‘A Kingdom of Love’, ‘Dazzling Darkness’ and ‘Fierce Imaginings’.

In this episode she speaks about her conversion in her 20s, how that connected with her identity as a trans woman, her calling to the priesthood and why she thinks poetry can really help us understand what’s sacred. 

Listen on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Youtube or other major streaming platforms, and follow on Twitter and Instagram @sacred_podcast.

 

 

 


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Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth is Theos’ Director. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, and writing in The Financial Times.

Posted 14 April 2021

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