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Thealogy and Embodiment Post-Patriarchal Reconstruction of Female Sacrality by Melissa Raphael

Thealogy and Embodiment Post-Patriarchal Reconstruction of Female Sacrality

Part of the Feminist Theology S. Series


Thealogy and Embodiment Post-Patriarchal Reconstruction of Female Sacrality by Melissa Raphael

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.

About the Author

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

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Publication date

1st March 1996


Melissa Raphael

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Sheffield Academic Press an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


320 pages


Christian theology
Feminism & feminist theory



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