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Thealogy and Embodiment Post-Patriarchal Reconstruction of Female Sacrality

by Melissa Raphael

Part of the Feminist Theology S. Series

Thealogy and Embodiment Post-Patriarchal Reconstruction of Female Sacrality Synopsis

Thealogy and Embodiment' both analyses and contributes to spiritural feminism's postmodern construction of the female body as a metaphor and medium of divine generativity. Addressing religious studies and women's studies students and all those interested in contemporary spirituality, Raphael counters reformist feminism's recurrent criticism of goddess feminism as naively essentialist and sub-political. She presents spiritual feminism as a set of religio-political manoeuvres that powerfully resist such patriarchal degradations of female/natural generativity as environmental destruction, weight-reducing diets, and menstrual taboos.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781850757573
Publication date: 1st March 1996
Author: Melissa Raphael
Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Christian theology, Feminism & feminist theory,

About Melissa Raphael

Melissa Raphael is Professor of Jewish Theology at the University of Gloucestershire, UK.

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