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

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Overview


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.
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Product Details

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

Meet the Author

Janet Martin Soskice is Reader in Philosophical Theology, University of Cambridge.

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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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