Re-Visioning Theology: A Mythic Approach to Religion


Re-Visioning Theology proposes a contemporary mythic approach to theology by providing three "re-visioning lenses" for theology:


a feminist vision

the "open" philosophy of Paul Ricoeur

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Re-Visioning Theology proposes a contemporary mythic approach to theology by providing three "re-visioning lenses" for theology:


a feminist vision

the "open" philosophy of Paul Ricoeur

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809146888
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 12/13/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Problem and Possibility: Literalism and a Mythic Response 1

Literalism 2

Strengths of Mythology 4

Epic Myth and Personal/Cultural Disorientation 7

A Mythic Re-Visioning 13

Chapter 1 What If?? Imagination and the Imaginal Realm 21

Inclination to Distrust 23

Philosophy's Rich Contribution to Imagination 24

From a Different Angle: The Imaginal in Sufi Mysticism 37

Soul-Work: Psychology and the Image 46

Another Realm of Experience 60

Chapter 2 Thinking Otherwise: A Feminist Vision 63

Marginalization 63

Mythic Models and Narratives 68

The Nature of God: Contemporary Conversation 89

Thinking Otherwise 102

Chapter 3 The "Open" Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur 106

Is There Something Beyond? 106

Reflective Philosophy under Construction 110

Oneself as Another 123

Openness to Mystery 133

Conclusion: A Bold Theology 138

Embracing Chaos 139

Possible "Worlds" 143

Notes 162

Bibliography 188

Index 201

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