School of Religion, Philosophy & Classics

Sue Rakoczy

Sue Rakoczy


Discipline Theology


Contact Number 076-960-4298

Selected Publications


  • Great Mystics and Social Justice: Walking on the Two Feet of Love. New   York: Paulist Press, 2006.
  • In Her Name: Women Doing Theology.Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications, 2004.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Rakoczy, Susan 2013. “Wangari Maathai: Discerning a Call to Environmental Justice”       Journal of Theology for Southern Africa 145, 75-91.
  • Rakoczy, Susan 2013.  “What Does Mysticism Have to Do with Social Justice?”Scriptura 112, 1-16.  http://scriptura/
  • Spiritual Direction and HIV and AIDS: Reflections on Experience. Grace & Truth.  Women and Spiritual Direction: Life Cycle Challenges. Presence.
  • 2013. Christian Faith and the Earth Conference: Theological Reflection and Action. The Ecumenical Review 65(1), 60-67.
  • 2013. Women and Vatican II: From Absence to Presence, in Mothoagae, I D and Prior A P (eds), Tradition: Fixed and Mobile, 103-122. Pretoria:UNISA Press.
  • 2012. A Committed Life: The Interface of Theology and Spirituality in the Life and Work of Steve de Gruchy, in Cochrane, J R. Bongambi, E, Phiri, I and van der Water, D (eds), Living on the Edge: Essays in Honour of Steve de Gruchy, 42-59. Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications.
  • 2012. Formation of Candidates for the
    Catholic Priesthood in South Africa, in
    Naidoo, M (ed), Between the Real and the Ideal: Ministerial Formation in South African Churches, 115-129.
    Pretoria: UNISA Press.
  • 2012. Introduction, Elizabeth Johnson and
    Further Developments in Conradie, E M
    Conradie (ed), Creation and Salvation, Volume 2: A Companion on Recent Theological Movements, 237-238, 253-
    259, 264-266. Zurich: LIT.
  • 2012. Living Life to the Full: The Spirit and
    Ecofeminist Spirituality. Scriptura 111,
  • 2011. Trusting Experience: The Foundation
    of Feminist Spirituality. Religion and Theology 18, 32-55. http://booksandjournals.brillonline/com/content/journals/10.1163/157430111×613656
  • 2011. Evelyn Underhill: One Hundred
    Years of Mysticism. Journal of Theology for Southern Africa #141, 4-20.
  • 2011. with Anthony Egan. Critiquing Just
    War Theory in the Light of Contemporary
    War. Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, #141, 45-60.
  • 2011. Transforming the Tradition of
    Discernment. Journal of Theology for Southern Africa (#139), 91-109.
  • 2011. Mysticism and Social Commitment.
    Presence 17(3), 52-58.
  • 2009. Ecofeminist Spirituality: Of and for
    Life, in Pillay, M, Nadar, S and LeBruyns,
    C (eds) ,Ragbag Theologies: Essays in Honour of Denise M. Ackermann,113-
    132. Stellenbosch: SUN Press.
  • 2009. .Responding to Difference: Challenges
    for Contemporary Spiritual Directors.
    Reflective Practice. 29, 91-104.
  • 2008. Hope-Giving Faith Communities:
    Reflections on Experience. Missionalia
    36(1), 139-145.
  • 2008. Mixed Messages: John Paul II’s
    Writings on Women, in Mannion, G (ed).
    The Vision of John Paul II, 159-183.
    Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical
  • 2008. The Theological Vision of Elizabeth
    A Johnson. Scriptura 98, 137-155.
  • 2008. Martha and Mary: Walking as Sisters.
    Grace & Truth 25(#2), 4-13.
  • 2008. Climate Change: Challenges to
    Christian Decision-Making. Grace & Truth 25(#1), 29-43.

Research Interests

  • Spirituality
  • Feminist theology
  • Ecofeminism
  • Interface of spirituality and psychology
  • Mysticism