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She who is : the mystery of God in feminist theological discourse

Author: Elizabeth A Johnson
Publisher: New York : Crossroad, 1992.
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The questions this book poses are two: Can the Christian doctrine of God accommodate a thoroughgoing feminist approach? And can feminist theology learn anything from classical Christian discourse about God?
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Johnson, Elizabeth A., 1941-
She who is.
New York : Crossroad, 1992
(OCoLC)608163504
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth A Johnson
ISBN: 082451162X 9780824511623 0824513762 9780824513764
OCLC Number: 25200539
Description: xii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Background: Speech About God at the Intersection of Mighty Concerns. 1. Introduction: To Speak Rightly of God. A Crucial Question. Context: Mystery Mediated in History. Purpose: Connecting Feminist and Classical Wisdom. Plan. Scotosis vs. the Glory of God. 2. Feminist Theology and Critical Discourse About God. The Lens of Womenș Flourishing. Speech about God at the Intersection of Mighty Concerns. Feminist Theology. Critique of Speech about God. 3. Basic Linguistic Options: God, Women, Equivalence. Why the Word God? Why Female Symbols of God? Why Not Feminine Traits or Dimensions of God? Equivalent Images of God Male and Female. Options --
pt. II. Foreground: Resources for Emancipatory Speech About God. 4. Women's Interpreted Experience. The Dynamism of the Conversion Experience. Experience of Self Experience of God. Moral Values. Image of God, Image of Christ. 5. Scripture and Its Trajectories. A Hermeneutic of Revelation. Spirit/Shekinah. Wisdom/Sophia. Mother. 6. Classical Theology. Divine Incomprehensibility. Analogy. Many Names --
pt. III. Speaking About God from the World's History. 7. Spirit-Sophia. Divinity Drawing Near and Passing By. Forgetting the Spirit. The Human Analogue. Spirit-Sophia in Action. Speaking about Spirit. Speaking about God. 8. Jesus-Sophia. Wisdom Made Flesh. Distorting the Christ. The Human Analogue. Jesus-Sophia in Action. Speaking about Christ. Speaking about God. 9. Mother-Sophia. Unoriginate Origin. Eclipsing the Mother. The Human Analogue. Mother-Sophia in Action. Speaking about God --
pt. IV. Dense Symbols and Their Dark Light. 10. Triune God: Mystery of Relation. Tradition and Its Discontents. Freeing the Symbol from Literalness. Directing the Symbol toward Meaning. Female Metaphors. The Symbol Gives Rise to Thought. Speaking about the Triune God. 11. One Living God: She Who Is. "No Real Relation" and Womenș Sensibility. Divine Nature: A Communion. Bespeaking God's Solidarity with the World. Female Metaphors. Divine Being, Sheer Liveliness. Speaking About the Living God: SHE WHO IS. To Practical and Critical Effect. 12. Suffering God: Compassion Poured Out. The Apathic, Omnipotent God and "His" Critics. Female Metaphors. Divine Suffering. Divine Power. Speaking about the Suffering God.
Responsibility: Elizabeth A. Johnson.

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The questions this book poses are two: Can the Christian doctrine of God accommodate a thoroughgoing feminist approach? And can feminist theology learn anything from classical Christian discourse about God?

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