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The good news of the body : sexual theology and feminism

Author: Lisa Isherwood
Publisher: Sheffield : Sheffield Academic Press, ©2000.
Series: Studies in theology and sexuality, 5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the power to define sexuality. It asks whether women are even present in the many acts of religious/sexual intercourse that define and control, but rarely engage them. A number of authors reflect from varying perspectives on the status of women within patriarchal understandings of sexuality. They take seriously the bodies of women as sites of resistance to patriarchy, in the pain of those bodies,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Good news of the body.
Sheffield : Sheffield Academic Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)45573567
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Isherwood
ISBN: 9781441108487 1441108483 1283202530 9781283202534
OCLC Number: 741690665
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (230 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Sex and body politics: issues for feminist theology / Lisa Isherwood --
Sex in the Catholic tradition / Rosemary Radford Reuther --
"Refresh me with apples for I am faint with love" (Song of songs 2.5): Jewish feminism, mystical theology and the sexual imaginary --
Are we making love yet? Theological and psychological perspectives on the role of gender identity in the experience of domination / Lallene J. Rector --
Same difference? Power, equality and lesbian relating / Alison Webster --
Human sexuality and the concept of the God/ess / Beverley Clack --
A strange convergence? Popes and feminists on contraception / Adrain Thatcher --
Erotic celibacy: claiming empowered space / Lisa Isherwood --
Disruptive bodies: disability, embodiment and sexuality / Elizabeth Stuart --
'Canonized for love': pleasure an death in modernity / Grace M. Jantzen --
Indecent exposures: excessive sex and the crisis of theological representation --
Epilogue: safe sex, a feminist theological reflection.
Series Title: Studies in theology and sexuality, 5.
Responsibility: edited by Lisa Isherwood.
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This book examines the power to define sexuality. It asks whether women are even present in the many acts of religious/sexual intercourse that define and control, but rarely engage them. A number of authors reflect from varying perspectives on the status of women within patriarchal understandings of sexuality. They take seriously the bodies of women as sites of resistance to patriarchy, in the pain of those bodies, their fecundity and their capacity for erotic revolution. For this book also explores ways to rebel!

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