Rachel Mann Anglican priest, poet, writer, reviewer, broadcaster and critic, poetry

New Book: Dazzling Darkness

No Text Dazzling Darkness is a profoundly personal exploration of the theological implications of sexuality, gender and illness. Drawing on insights from desert spirituality, queer theology, Greek tragedy and philosophy, Dazzling Darkness seeks to give an account of the 'dark side' of God which escapes the usual negative associations with the word 'darkness'. Published by Wild Goose on 29th October 2012.

An excerpt is available on The Quietus

Latest Reviews:

Jill Segger reviews DD for the Think Tank, Ekklesia

Bishop Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham

Bishop Kelvin Wright, Anglican Bishop of Dunedin, New Zealand

Denise Inge in The Church Times (£) - available free via my blog

Jem Bloomfield, Academic

Chris Fewings on the Lay Anglicana site.

Manon Ceridwen's blog.

Spirited Crone, New Zealand.


'I found this book both revelatory and celebratory and it gave me hope to see issues often swept under the carpet by the various churches being discussed in such an unashamed, real and somewhat public way' - Affra, Posted on Amazon.

'The book is beautifully written and expresses complex ideas in simple and elegant form', Richard Brown, Amazon.

Other reviews can be found both at Iona Books & Amazon.

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