The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language

The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language

by Janet Martin Soskice
     
 

Fathers, sons, brothers, kings. Does the predominantly masculine symbolism of the Biblical writings exclude women or overlook the riches of their spiritual life? If Christ is "the second Adam" and the one on whom all Christian life must be patterned, then what about Eve? This book from a leading scholar of religious language and feminism opens up the

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Fathers, sons, brothers, kings. Does the predominantly masculine symbolism of the Biblical writings exclude women or overlook the riches of their spiritual life? If Christ is "the second Adam" and the one on whom all Christian life must be patterned, then what about Eve? This book from a leading scholar of religious language and feminism opens up the Bible's imagery for sex, gender, and kinship and does so by discussing its place in the central teachings of Christian theology: the doctrine of God and spirituality, Imago Dei and anthropology, Creation, Christology and the Cross, the Trinity, and eschatology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198269502
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,354,097
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Love and Attention: Incarnateness 7

2 Imago Dei 35

3 Creation and Relation 52

4 Calling God 'Father' 66

5 Blood and Defilement: Christology 84

6 Trinity and the 'Feminine Other' 100

7 The Kindness of God: Trinity and the Image of God in Julian of Norwich and Augustine 125

8 Friendship: love thy neighbour 157

9 Being Lovely: Eschatological Anthropology 181

Bibliography 189

Index 199

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