Feminism, Sexuality, And The Return Of Religion

Feminism, Sexuality, And The Return Of Religion


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Feminism, Sexuality, And The Return Of Religion by LINDA ALCOFF, John D. Caputo

Feminist theory and reflections on sexuality and gender rarely make contact with contemporary continental philosophy of religion. Where they all come together, creative and transformative thinking occurs. In Feminism, Sexuality, and the Return of Religion, internationally recognized scholars tackle complicated questions provoked by the often stormy intersection of these powerful forces. The essays in this book break down barriers as they extend the richness of each philosophical tradition. They discuss topics such as queer sexuality and religion, feminism and the gift, feminism and religious reform, and religion and diversity. The contributors are Hélène Cixous, Sarah Coakley, Kelly Brown Douglas, Mark D. Jordan, Catherine Keller, Saba Mahmood, and Gianni Vattimo.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253223043
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Series: Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Linda Martín Alcoff is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and the City University of New York. She is author of Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self and editor of many books, including Singing in the Fire: Tales of Women in Philosophy and Identity Politics Reconsidered.

John D. Caputo is Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Humanities at Syracuse University. He is author of The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event (IUP, 2006) and editor (with Linda Martín Alcoff) of St. Paul among the Philosophers (IUP, 2009).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments IX

Introduction: Feminism, Sexuality, and the Return of Religion Linda Martín Alcoff John D. Caputo 1

1 In Defense of Sacrifice: Gender, Selfhood, and the Binding of Isaac Sarah Coakley 17

2 The Return of Religion during the Reign of Sexuality Mark. D.Jordan 39

3 Returning God: The Gift of Feminist Theology Catherine Keller 55

4 Religion, Feminism, and Empire: The New Ambassadors of Islamophobia Saba Mahmood 77

5 It's All About the Blues: The Black Female Body and Womanist God-Talk Kelly Brown Douglas 103

6 Nihilism, Sexuality, Postmodern Christianity Gianni Vattimo 124

7 Promised Belief Hélène Cixous 130

8 Concluding Roundtable: Feminism, Sexuality, and the Deconstruction of "Religion" 160

List of Contributors 185

Index 189

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Vanderbilt Divinity School - Ellen Armour

The intellectual breadth and depth represented here is potent and will attract readers from a variety of disciplines.

Institute for Christian Studies - James Olthuis

Ambitious, promising, and timely as it works to cross-pollinate three of the most powerful forces in contemporary society: feminism, sexuality, and religion.

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