The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191544330
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/13/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 552 KB

Meet the Author

Janet Martin Soskice is Reader in Philosophical Theology, University of Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Love and Attention: Incarnateness 7

2 Imago Dei 35

3 Creation and Relation 52

4 Calling God 'Father' 66

5 Blood and Defilement: Christology 84

6 Trinity and the 'Feminine Other' 100

7 The Kindness of God: Trinity and the Image of God in Julian of Norwich and Augustine 125

8 Friendship: love thy neighbour 157

9 Being Lovely: Eschatological Anthropology 181

Bibliography 189

Index 199

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