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Deadly innocence : feminist theology and the mythology of sin

Author: Angela West
Publisher: London ; New York : Cassell, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Somewhere in the mid-seventies women were declared innocent. All charges against them were to be dropped. Feminist theology took upon itself the task of reversing the verdict of patriarchal religion. Eve was innocent: it was men that were guilty of making God in their own image, and of trying to shift on to women the burden of guilt for human weakness and evil. In this brilliant, highly readable analysis of
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Genre/Form: Controversial literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
West, Angela.
Deadly innocence.
London ; New York : Cassell, 1995
(OCoLC)647693625
Named Person: Angela West; Angela West
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela West
ISBN: 030433734X 9780304337347
OCLC Number: 33898360
Description: xviii, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Feminists redefine the doing of theology --
2. Accounting for our differences --
3. Being right and radical at Greenham --
4. Being right and radical elsewhere --
5. The problem of herstory and the Third Reich --
6. Alice in White Wonderland --
7. The ghost writer of the Greenham plot --
8. The post-Christian myth of original innocence --
9. The Puritan politics of the modernist myth --
10. The fallacy of walking out as a model for theological courage --
11. The trial of faith at the court of tradition --
12. Sex and mortality --
13. The unoriginality of sin --
14. The jellyfish babies and the genetics of sin --
15. Divine bodies and the idols of despair --
16. The Last Judgement as liberation --
17. Discerning the body --
18. Julian's story of the remedy for sin --
19. Why sisterhood is no substitute for redemption --
20. The excavation of our religious repressions --
21. Debt and redemption --
22. Christ and the problem of difference --
23. Amazing grace --
24. The impossible possibility of faith --
25. Epiphany in Europe --
26. Daughters of Eve and mothers of God.
Responsibility: Angela West.

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This text challenges some of the assumptions of feminist theology, namely that men were responsible for the sins of our mortal state. It questions the wisdom of viewing sin as the exclusive  Read more...

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