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

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

by Janet Martin Soskice
     
 

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In middle English Jesus is called 'our kinde Lord' because he is good, but also because he is 'of our kind'-one of us. In this book a leading scholar of religious language and feminism analyses the intimate and familial biblical imagery for God and divine action-Father, Mother, Son, Friend, being 'born again'-in the context of the central loci of Christian… See more details below

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In middle English Jesus is called 'our kinde Lord' because he is good, but also because he is 'of our kind'-one of us. In this book a leading scholar of religious language and feminism analyses the intimate and familial biblical imagery for God and divine action-Father, Mother, Son, Friend, being 'born again'-in the context of the central loci of Christian theology: doctrine of God and spirituality, Imago Dei and anthropology, Creation, Christology and Cross, Trinity and eschatology. Janet Soskice argues for the audacity of scriptual metaphors that may look to us worn out by centuries of use. The essays press towards an 'eschatological anthropology' where to be in the image of God, male and female, is to be always a mystery to oneself, until our true beauty is disclosed in the beauty of God. This collection forms a natural extension of the author's argument in her widely-acclaimed volume, Metaphor and Religious Language.

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ISBN-13:
9780191544330
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/13/2007
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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