Janet Soskice

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Janet Martin Soskice (born 16 May 1951)[1][verification needed] is a Canadian-born Catholic theologian and philosopher. Soskice is educated at Somerville College, Oxford.[2] She is professor of philosophical theology and a fellow of Jesus College at the University of Cambridge. Her theological and philosophical work has dealt with the role of women in Christianity,[3] religious language, the relationship between science and religion.[4]

Her book The Sisters of Sinai details the history of the discovery of the Syriac Sinaiticus by Agnes and Margaret Smith.[5] Soskice has also written that she became religious following a very "dramatic but banal" religious experience.[6]



  • Soskice, Janet Martin (1985). Metaphor and Religious Language. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198247272. OCLC 13124520.
  • ——— (2007). The Kindness of God: metaphor, gender, and religious language. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780191544330. OCLC 213466069.
  • ——— (2009). The Sisters of Sinai: how two lady adventurers discovered the hidden Gospels. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 9781400041336. OCLC 277201806.

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  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Guardian. 16 May 2014. p. 37.
  2. ^ "Somerville alumna to discuss the Trinity on BBC Radio 4". www.some.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  3. ^ Soskice, Janet (14 November 2013). "Listen to Half the World". The Tablet. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Professor Janet Soskice". University of Cambridge Faculty of Divinity. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  5. ^ Alexander, Caroline (1 September 2009). "Two of a Kind". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  6. ^ Soskice, Janet (28 June 2009). "Finding God in the Shower". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 March 2014.