Helen Stanton

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Helen studied theology at the Universities of Birmingham and Manchester, where her dissertation was about Feminist and Womanist Mariologies. A Catholic Anglican, she is a lay woman who has worked in a variety of church contexts, including for Christian Aid, as a University Chaplain, and as a Social Responsibility Officer. A former member of staff of the Cambridge Theological Federation, she has worked part-time in a number of theological colleges before coming to Queen’s. Her research interests are in liberationist approaches to theological issues, and in spirituality. Her publications include Feminist Theology: An Introduction, for DLT/Affirming Catholicism; and she was editor of Tissa Balasuriya’s controversial Mary and Human Liberation. She is currently completing a book on the history of the Community of St Francis, and is about to begin writing a book about St Clare and her spiritual legacy. She lived for a number of years with the Community of St Clare in Freeland, Oxfordshire.