She Who Imagines: Feminist Theological Aesthetics

She Who Imagines: Feminist Theological Aesthetics

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ISBN-13: 9780814680278
Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Laurie Cassidy is associate professor of religious studies at Marywood University. She is co-editor of Interrupting White Privilege: Catholic Theologians Break the Silence (Orbis, 2007).

Maureen H. O'Connell is associate professor of theology at Fordham University. She is the author of If These Walls Could Talk: Community Muralism and the Beauty of Justice (Liturgical Press, 2012) and Compassion: Loving Our Neighbor in an Age of Globalization(Orbis, 2009).

Table of Contents

Foreword Elizabeth A. Johnson vii

Introduction Laurie Cassidy Maureen H. O'Connell ix

Acknowledgments xix

Part 1 She Who Imagines

For the Beauty of the Earth: Women, Sacramentality, and Justice Susan A. Ross 3

Theological Aesthetics and the Encounter with Tonantzin Guadalupe Jeanette Rodriguez 17

Kollwitz: The Beauty and Brutality of the Pietà Jayme M. Hennessy 37

Contemplating the Landscapes of Motherhood: The Discovery of Beauty in a Place We Thought We Knew Colleen Mary Carpenter 53

Part 2 She Who Is Imagined

The Critical Aesthetics of Race M. Shawn Copeland 73

The Jennifer Effect: Race, Religion, and the Body Michelle A. Gonzalez 87

Picturing Suffering: The Moral Dilemmas in Gazing at Photographs of Human Anguish Laurie Cassidy 103

AIDS, Accountability, and Activism: The Beauty of Sue Williamson's Resistance Art Kimberly Vrudny 125

Part 3 She Who Imagines

Picturing Paradise: Imagination, Beauty, and Women's Lives in a Peruvian Shantytown Rebecca Berru Davis 145

A Harsh and Dreadful Beauty: The Aesthetic Dimension of Dorothy Day's Ethics Maureen H. O'Connell 161

Being Immaculate: Images of Oppression and Emancipation Mary Ann Zimmer 181

The Feminine Face of God Is My Face: On the Empowerment of Female Self-Portraiture Susie Paidik Babka 205

List of Contributors 225

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