She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse / Edition 10

She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse / Edition 10

by Elizabeth A. Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824519256

ISBN-13: 9780824519254

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company


Winner of the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion. This classic explains what feminist theology is and how can we rediscover the feminine God within the Christian tradition. A profound vision of Christian theology, women’s experience, and emancipation.  See more details below

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Winner of the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion. This classic explains what feminist theology is and how can we rediscover the feminine God within the Christian tradition. A profound vision of Christian theology, women’s experience, and emancipation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824519254
Publisher:
Crossroad Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
10TH ANNIVERSARY
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
225,479
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Pt. IBackground: Speech About God at the Intersection of Mighty Concerns
1Introduction: To Speak Rightly of God3
A Crucial Question3
Context: Mystery Mediated in History6
Purpose: Connecting Feminist and Classical Wisdom8
Plan13
Scotosis vs. the Glory of God13
2Feminist Theology and Critical Discourse About God17
The Lens of Womenás Flourishing17
Speech about God at the Intersection of Mighty Concerns19
Feminist Theology22
Critique of Speech about God33
3Basic Linguistic Options: God, Women, Equivalence42
Why the Word God?42
Why Female Symbols of God?44
Why Not Feminine Traits or Dimensions of God?47
Equivalent Images of God Male and Female54
Options56
Pt. IIForeground: Resources for Emancipatory Speech About God
4Women's Interpreted Experience61
The Dynamism of the Conversion Experience62
Experience of Self Experience of God65
Moral Values67
Image of God, Image of Christ69
5Scripture and Its Trajectories76
A Hermeneutic of Revelation76
Spirit/Shekinah82
Wisdom/Sophia86
Mother100
6Classical Theology104
Divine Incomprehensibility104
Analogy113
Many Names117
Pt. IIISpeaking About God from the World's History
7Spirit-Sophia124
Divinity Drawing Near and Passing By124
Forgetting the Spirit128
The Human Analogue131
Spirit-Sophia in Action133
Speaking about Spirit141
Speaking about God146
8Jesus-Sophia150
Wisdom Made Flesh150
Distorting the Christ151
The Human Analogue154
Jesus-Sophia in Action156
Speaking about Christ161
Speaking about God167
9Mother-Sophia170
Unoriginate Origin170
Eclipsing the Mother172
The Human Analogue176
Mother-Sophia in Action179
Speaking about God185
Pt. IVDense Symbols and Their Dark Light
10Triune God: Mystery of Relation191
Tradition and Its Discontents191
Freeing the Symbol from Literalness197
Directing the Symbol toward Meaning205
Female Metaphors211
The Symbol Gives Rise to Thought215
Speaking about the Triune God222
11One Living God: She Who Is224
"No Real Relation" and Womenás Sensibility224
Divine Nature: A Communion227
Bespeaking God's Solidarity with the World228
Female Metaphors233
Divine Being, Sheer Liveliness236
Speaking About the Living God: SHE WHO IS241
To Practical and Critical Effect244
12Suffering God: Compassion Poured Out246
The Apathic, Omnipotent God and "His" Critics246
Female Metaphors254
Divine Suffering265
Divine Power269
Speaking about the Suffering God271
Epilogue273
Notes275
Index of Authors307
Index of Subjects313

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