Women and the Divine: Touching Transcendence

Women and the Divine: Touching Transcendence

by G. Howie
     
 

This collection explores the question of whether it is possible to re-concieve the catagory of trancendence from a feminist perspective. The contributors use the concept of transcendence to approach questions relating to the body, desire, and subjectivity, while offering a response to secular relativism.  See more details below

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This collection explores the question of whether it is possible to re-concieve the catagory of trancendence from a feminist perspective. The contributors use the concept of transcendence to approach questions relating to the body, desire, and subjectivity, while offering a response to secular relativism.

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"This book engages in a creative and critical way with the question of women, transcendence, and immanence; the authors delve into the possibilities and drawbacks in both contexts and illustrate that reality is a complex and never straightforward matter. The book is accessible to readers at many levels of scholarship and provokes at all levels. The journey into Women and the Divine is worth taking - enjoy the challenge." - Lisa Isherwood, Professor of Feminist Liberation Theologies and Head of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Winchester

"Howie and Jobling have brought into focus, through this well-edited collection, an ambitious and profoundly challenging set of questions which emerge from an explosive interdisciplinary encounter between feminist philosophy, radical theology, and critical theory. This collection will be of major importance to all those interested in the religious roots of our fragile secularity." - Ashley Tauchert, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Exeter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403984135
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Gillian Howie is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool. She is series editor for Breaking Feminist Waves, author of Deleuze and Spinoza: Aura of Expressionism; editor of Critical Quarterly’s special issue on higher education; and co-editor of Gender, Teaching and Research, Third Wave Feminism, and Menstruation. She is currently writing Fugitive Ethics: feminism and dialectical materialism.

J’annine Jobling is Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Liverpool Hope University. She is author of Feminist Biblical Interpretation in Theological Context and co-editor of Theological Liberalism and Theology and the Body.

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