Powers and Submissions: Spirituality, Philosophy and Gender / Edition 1

Powers and Submissions: Spirituality, Philosophy and Gender / Edition 1

by Sarah Coakley
     
 

ISBN-10: 063120735X

ISBN-13: 9780631207351

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

"Gender theory has in recent years given an increasingly nuanced account of the wordly 'powers' that serve to stifle human flourishing. However, feminine theology has been loath to acknowledge that form of surrender to divine 'power' which can alone sustain authentic human freedom, and chasten the abusive will to power in both women and men. Powers and Submissions…  See more details below

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"Gender theory has in recent years given an increasingly nuanced account of the wordly 'powers' that serve to stifle human flourishing. However, feminine theology has been loath to acknowledge that form of surrender to divine 'power' which can alone sustain authentic human freedom, and chasten the abusive will to power in both women and men. Powers and Submissions tackles the questions of how the narratives of divine and human 'powers' should be disentangled. Coakley examines this issue through the lens of spiritual practice, philosophical enquiry and doctoral analysis, arguing that contemplative practice must be the sustaining matrix of any truly liberative human empowerment." Powers and Submissions will be of interest to those working and studying in the fields of feminist theory, philosophy of religion, systematic theology and spirituality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631207351
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Challenges in Contemporary Theology Series, #17
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Prologue: Powers and Submissions
Pt. 1The Contemplative Matrix1
1Kenosis and Subversion: On the depression of 'Vulnerability' in Christian Feminist Writing3
2Traditions of Spiritual Guidance: Dom John Chapman OSB (1865-1933) on the Meaning of 'Contemplation'40
3Creaturehood Before God: Male and Female55
Pt. 2Philosophical Interlocutions69
4Visions of the Self in Late Medieval Christianity: Some Cross-Disciplinary Reflections71
5Gender and Knowledge in Modern Western Philosophy: The 'Man of Reason' and the 'Feminine' 'Other' in Enlightenment and Romantic Thought89
6Analytic Philosophy of Religion in Feminist Perspective: Some Questions98
Pt. 3Doctrinal Implications107
7'Persons' in the 'Social' Doctrine of the Trinity: Current Analytic Discussion and 'Cappadocian' Theology109
8The Resurrection and the 'Spiritual Senses': On Wittgenstein, Epistemology and the Risen Christ130
9The Eschatological Body: Gender, Transformation and God153
Index168

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