It was only recently that people began to refer to God, occasionally, as “she.” Is it now possible to re-imagine divine power as a female force deeply related to the changing world? If so, then we can understand the deeper meaning of female images of divine power including depictions such as “The Goddess.” Carol Christ offers a new look at these female images of God in She Who Changes. She shows how many traditional ideas about divine power reject the female body and connection to the natural world. She looks at the work of female theologians in Judaism, Christianity, and various religions that worship 'The Goddess' to explore the way in which they are re-imagining both divine and human power as embodied both in a changing world and deeply related to all beings.
Deze bundel is een vervolg op Womanspirit Rising. Vanuit verschillende culturen en regio's en historische perioden, van prehistorie en voorouderverering tot moderne amerikaanse feministisch-theologische opvattingen wordt feministische spiritualiteit bekeken. De volgende bijdragen zijn opgenomen: Grandmother of the sun / door Paula Gunn Allen: In search of women's heritage / door Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza: Jewish memory from a feminist perspective / door Judith Plaskow: My sister, my spouse / door E. Ann Matter: Women and culture in goddess-oriented Old Europe / door Marija Gimbutas: The myth of Demeter and Persephone / door Charlene Spretnak: Entering into the serpent / door Gloria Anzaldúa: Ancestor reverence / door Luisah Teish: God is inside you and inside everybody else / door Alice Walker: This earth is my sister / door Susan Griffin: The goddess as metaphoric image / door Nelle Morton: Artemis / door Christine Downing: Notes on composing new blessings / Marcia Falk: God as mother / door Sallie McFague: Sexism and god-language / door Rosemary Radford Ruether: Selections from 'The inclusive language lectionary': Womanist theology / door Delores S. Williams: Creating a Jewish feminist theology / door Ellen M. Umansky: Be-friending / door Mary Daly: Uses of the erotic / door Audre Lorde: The power of anger in the work of love / door Beverly Wildung Harrison: Women's leadership in Haitian vodou / dooor Karen McCarthy Brown: On mirrors, mists, and murmurs / door Rita Nakashima Brock: Archetypal theory and the separation of mind and body / door Naomi R. Goldenberg: Feminism and the ethic of inseparability / door Catherine Keller: Renewing the sacred hoop / door Dhyani Ywahoo: Moral wisdom in the black women's literary tradtion / door Katie Geneva Cannon: Sexuality, love, and justice / door Carter heyward: Every two minutes: battered women and feminist interpretation / door Susan Brooks Thsitlethwaite: Rethinking theology and nature / door Carol P. Christ: Ritual as bonding / door Starhawk: Ideology and social change / door Sharon Welch: New world tribal communities / door Carol Lee Sanchez.