SOSKICE, J. M.,
The Kindness of God. Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language.
Oxford University Press, 2008. 224p. Paperback. When I began to read The Kindness of God, I could scarcely put it down... The book maintains a marvelous tone. Its manner is kind. It belabors nothing... The tone constructs both the author and the readeras people with interests, who care, who seek to understand something without heat. Everywhere there prevails a light touch. A light touch is such a rare thing... Soskice's scholarly voice is nearly unique. She shares with Thomas Aquinas the virtue of arguing with ideas, while leaving her opponents unnamed... The Kindness of God treats the... fraught topic of God and gender with a range, delight, and finesse that no one else, as far as I can think, could manage. Eugene F. Rogers Jr., Modern Theology 18/01/2010 (Publisher's information).