Becoming Divine: Towards a Feminist Philosophy of Religion

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Indiana University Press, 1999 - Philosophy - 296 pages

"The book's contribution to feminist philosophy of religion is substantial and original.... It brings the continental and Anglo-American traditions into substantive and productive conversation with each other." --Ellen Armour

To what extent has the emergence of the study of religion in Western culture been gendered? In this exciting book, Grace Jantzen proposes a new philosophy of religion from a feminist perspective. Hers is a vital and significant contribution which will be essential reading in the study of religion.

 

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Contents

aims of a feminist philosophy of religion
6
TWO Who becomes divine? The gendered subject of the philosophy of religion
27
the double reading
59
desire truth and the imagination
77
source of a feminist symbolic?
100
death and natality in the western imaginary
128
SEVEN They shall flourish as a garden
156
EIGHT Language desire and the divine
171
NINE Trustworthy community
204
TEN Justice in the face of the natals
227
ELEVEN A god according to our gender
254
BIBLIOGRAPHY
276
INDEX
292
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GRACE JANTZEN is John Rylands Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Religions and Theology at the University of Manchester. She is the author of God's World, God's Body; Julian of Norwich; and Power, Gender, and Christian Mysticism.

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