Synopses & Reviews
"The book's contribution to feminist philosophy of religion is substantial and original.... It brings the continental and Anglo-American traditions into substantive and productive conversation with each other." --Ellen Armour
To what extent has the emergence of the study of religion in Western culture been gendered? In this exciting book, Grace Jantzen proposes a new philosophy of religion from a feminist perspective. Hers is a vital and significant contribution which will be essential reading in the study of religion.
About the Author
GRACE JANTZEN is John Rylands Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Religions and Theology at the University of Manchester. She is the author of God's World, God's Body; Julian of Norwich; and Power, Gender, and Christian Mysticism.
Table of Contents
Introduction. "What Canst Thou Say?": Finding a Feminist Voice
1. Becoming Divine: Aims of a Feminist Philosophy of Religion
2. Who Becomes Divine?: The Gendered Subject of Philosophy of Religion
3. Thinking Differently: The Double Reading
4. The Creed and the Chiasmus: Desire, Truth, and the Imagination
5. Women's Experience: Source of a Feminist Symbolic?
6. In Order to Begin: Death and Natality in the Western Imaginary
7. "They Shall Flourish as a Garden"
8. Language, Desire, and the Divine
9. Trustworthy Community
10. Justice in the Face of the Natals
11. A God According to Our Gender