New Topics in Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Contestations and Transcendence Incarnate / Edition 1

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Having enjoyed more than a decade of lively critique and creativity, feminist philosophy of religion continues to be a vital field of inquiry. New Topics in Feminist Philosophy of Religion maintains this vitality with both women and men, from their own distinctive social and material locations, contributing critically to the rich traditions in philosophy of religion. The twenty contributors open up new possibilities for spiritual practice, while contesting the gender-bias of traditional concepts in the field: the old models of human and divine will no longer ‘simply do’! A lively current debate develops in re-imagining and revaluing transcendence in terms of body, space and self-other relations.

This collection is an excellent source for courses in feminist philosophy, phenomenology, hermeneutics and literature, Continental and analytical philosophy of religion, engaging with a range of religions and philosophers including Kant, Kierkegaard, Marx, Heidegger, Arendt, Weil, Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty, Ricoeur, Levinas, Irigaray, Bourdieu, Kristeva, Le Doeuff, bell hooks and Jantzen.

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“New Topics in Feminist Philosophy of Religion has a clear and well organized structure. … It makes a significant contribution to the ongoing study of religion and gender through its focus on contemporary debates among feminist philosophers of religion. … The book provides much to choose from, whether readers are established academics, younger scholars interested in lively philosophical debates, or students eager to learn about a new field or in search of a suitable research topic.” (Ursula King, Religion & Gender, Vol. 3 (1), 2013)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402068324
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I Contestations: Concepts and Practices

1 Feminists and Fools: Imagination and Philosophy of Religion Marije Altorf 3

2 Rethinking the “Problem of Evil” with Hannah Arendt and Grace Jantzen Morny Joy 17

3 Horizons and Limitations of Muslim Feminist Hermeneutics: Reflections on the Menstruation Verse Shuruq Naguib 33

4 Is Unconditional Forgiveness Ever Good? Anca Gheaus 51

5 Simone Weil's Social Philosophy: Toward a Post-Colonial Ethic Inese Radzins 69

6 Bargaining with Spiritual Patriarchy: Women in the Shas Movement in Israel Henriette Dahan Kalev 85

7 Temptress on the Path: Women as Objects and Subjects in Buddhist J&abar;taka Stories Naomi Appleton 103

8 Is Literature Any Help in Liberating Eve and Mary? Dorota Filipczak 117

9 The Abandoned Fiancée, or Against Subjection Daniel Whistler 127

10 Kant and the Present Daphne Hampson 147

Part II Transcendence Incarnate: Space, Self and Other

11 The Lived Body, Gender and Confidence Pamela Sue Anderson 163

12 In Defence of Female Genius: Maude Royden and Passionate Celibacy Alison Jasper 181

13 Becoming the Goddess: Female Subjectivity and the Passion of the Goddess Radha Jessica Frazier 199

14 Bodies in Space: Transcendence and the Spatialization of Gender Roxana Baiasu 217

15 The Unfolding of Our Lives with Others: Heidegger and Medieval Mysticism Ben Morgan 235

16 Beauvoir and the Transcendence of Natality Alison Martin 249

17 The Body as Site of Continuity and Change Paul S. Fiddes 261

18 The Problem of Transcendence in Irigaray's Philosophy of Sexual Difference Patrice Haynes 279

19 An Ethics of the In-Between: A Condition of Possibility of Being and Living Together Anne-Claire Mulder 297

20 Creating a Space for Practical Wisdom: The Dance of Transcendence Incarnate Laurie Anderson Sathe 319

Index 329

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