Kindness of God Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language

ISBN-10: 0198269501
ISBN-13: 9780198269502
Edition: 2008
List price: $26.95
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Fathers, sons, brothers, kings. Does the predominantly masculine symbolism of the Biblical writings exclude women or overlook the riches of their spiritual life? If Christ is 'the second Adam' and the one on whom all Christian life must be patterned, then what about Eve? This book from aleading scholar of religious language and feminism opens up the Bible's imagery for sex, gender, and kinship and does so by discussing its place in the central teachings of Christian theology: the doctrine of God and spirituality, Imago Dei and anthropology, Creation, Christology and the Cross, theTrinity, and eschatology.

Introduction
Love and Attention: Incarnateness
Imago Dei
Creation and Relation
Calling God 'Father'
Blood and Defilement: Christology
Trinity and the 'Feminine Other'
The Kindness of God: Trinity and the Image of God in Julian of Norwich and Augustine
Friendship: love thy neighbour
Being Lovely: Eschatological Anthropology
Bibliography
Index

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