Big-Enough God: A Feminist's Search for a Joyful Theology

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A Big-Enough God continues the author's literary challenge by offering Christians a path for spiritual journey that encourages belief in a deity that is larger than our imagination. Free from the constraints of doctrine or ecclesiology, the author comes to her task, the joys of revelation, armed with a fresh feminist perspective.

Writing as a Christian and a feminist, Maitland approaches the subject of a big-enough God that is beyond gender or image--but not beyond ...

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Overview

A Big-Enough God continues the author's literary challenge by offering Christians a path for spiritual journey that encourages belief in a deity that is larger than our imagination. Free from the constraints of doctrine or ecclesiology, the author comes to her task, the joys of revelation, armed with a fresh feminist perspective.

Writing as a Christian and a feminist, Maitland approaches the subject of a big-enough God that is beyond gender or image--but not beyond choice--to define theology as the art of telling--and listening to--stories about the divine. If God exists, it is as a being which wishes above all to reveal itself in its work and which labors constantly in its relationships with its creations.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Maitland, British novelist Three Times Table, Daughter of Jerusalem, Ancestral Truths, etc. and Christian feminist A Map of the New Country, has here produced a beautifully written book that is part paean to God and part explication of faith. Despite its subtitle, it is also a thinking person's search, not just a feminist's. Providing in the evident acts of divine creation buttresses for the radical act of human faith, Maitland's is a God who struggles to make Herself known to and loved by Creation. ``Joy is the game, the playing, between God and God's creation,'' Maitland writes; and the result of her chronicling of that game is, as the subtitle more accurately reports, a joyful theology that, like the God it celebrates, looks on creation and finds it very good. Recommended for all who seek to enrich their spiritual journeys or simply to expand their theological sensibilities. Oct.
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Maitland, the British author of novels Daughter of Jerusalem, Holt, 1995 as well as a study of women and Christianity A Map of the New Country, Routledge, 1994, presents a reworking of a series of four lectures she gave to the Stepney Episcopal Area of the Diocese of London. With careful regard for science, feminism, and Christian orthodoxy, Maitland explores divine creativity, salvation through faith, the meaning of being human, and the contributions to theology of art, both visual and narrative. She asserts the vast difference and yet nearness of God, whom we must be careful not to cut down to human size. Many of her sentences are compressed gems of profound import. Recommended for seminary and large public libraries.-Carolyn M. Craft, Longwood Coll., Farmville, Va.
Steve Schroeder
Maitland's search for a joyful theology carries her into territory shared by religion and science and should prove of particular interest to lovers of language who delight in spiritual dimensions of mathematical speculation and scientific discovery as well as formal theology. That the book took shape in a Lenten series of lectures to a group of Anglican clergy seems to have heightened Maitland's awareness of the role of amateur as lover, and she shares this to good effect with readers. As she notes, she is flirting with ideas, inviting readers to do the same. A Lenten series may seem a surprising place to undertake a search for a joyful theology, but it works well here. The joy springs out of an embrace of risk that allows Maitland to "begin" with belief in God and dispense with the compulsion to "prove" it. Scientific discoveries, then, become places of encounter with God's activity in the world, occasions for watching the dance and dancing it to learn something of the "nature" of the dancers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805041835
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1995
  • Edition description: 1st American ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.89 (d)

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