The image of a female Christ figure – the Christa – is a motif in feminist theology, and a surprisingly popular image in contemporary art. Yet most of these images depict a suffering figure, reinforcing the dominance of death imagery in Christianity. A fresh reading of a risen Christa can be empowering for women and men.
Nicola Slee is a theologian and poet who has written extensively in the fields of Christian feminist theology, liturgy, spirituality and education. She is a research fellow and the MA team leader at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham.