Tracy J. Trothen is an associate professor of theology and ethics at Queenas School of Religion, Queenas University, in Kingston, Ontario. She is the author of over twenty scholarly publications, including Linking Sexuality and Gender: Naming Violence against Women in The United Church of Canada (WLU Press, 2003). Her more recent publications are concerned with the intersections of sport, technology, and religion.
A careful examination of how one institution was able to take a courageous look at the way in which it was systematically promoting gender-based inequality and injustice through both its belief and its practices....While providing a window into the history and workings of one particular denomination, this book is worth the read even if one is not a member. Trothen's discussions of the various factors that have sustained an environment that is oppressive toward women -- a moral code that is based too much on sexual acts rather than on relationships, the dualistic thinking emerging from the spirit/body split, an over-emphasis on the preservation of family -- are worthy of serious reflection.''--Richard J. Gilmartin, Southdown Institute