Goddess as Nature: Towards a Philosophical Thealogy

Goddess as Nature: Towards a Philosophical Thealogy

by Paul Reid-Bowen
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Taylor & Francis
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Goddess as Nature: Towards a Philosophical Thealogy

Goddess as Nature makes a significant contribution to elucidating the meaning of a female and feminist deity at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Bridging the gap between the emergent religious discourse of thealogy - discourse about the Goddess - and a range of analytical concerns in the philosophy of religion, the author argues that thealogy is not as incoherent as many of its critics claim. By developing a close reading of the reality-claims embedded within a range of thealogical texts, one can discern an ecological and pantheistic concept of deity and reality that is metaphysically novel and in need of constructive philosophical, thealogical and scholarly engagement. Philosophical thealogy is, in an age concerned with re-conceiving nature in terms of agency, chaos, complexity, ecological networks and organicism, both an active possibility and a remarkably valuable academic, feminist and religious endeavour.

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ISBN-13: 9780754656272
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/30/2007
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: Radical beginnings; Thealogy and metaphysics; Models of goddess/nature; A thealogy of nature; Time and becoming; The human condition; Coda; Bibliography; Index.

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