Power, Gender and Christian Mysticism (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
403
Utgivningsdatum
1995-11-01
Förlag
Cambridge University Press
Medarbetare
Forrester, Duncan B. (series ed.)/Kee, Alistair (series ed.)/Forrester, Duncan B. (series ed.)/Kee, Alistair (series ed.)
Illustratör/Fotograf
6 halftones
Illustrationer
6ill.
Volymtitel
Series Number 8 Power, Gender and Christian Mysticism
Dimensioner
220 x 145 x 25 mm
Vikt
460 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1:B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780521479264
Power, Gender and Christian Mysticism (häftad)

Power, Gender and Christian Mysticism

Häftad Engelska, 1995-11-01
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A theologian challenges perceived notions of mysticism in relation to power and gender.
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'The first major study of Christian mysticism to utilise a deconstructionist approach, Power, Gender and Christian Mysticism illuminates the meaning of gendered rhetoric in the writings of major male 'mystics' from Plato to Dionysus to Eckhart. Most importantly, through a 'deeper' reading of female mystics and visionaries (often ignored - and sometimes silenced) Grace Jantzen has allowed these women to speak eloquently. Her inescapable conclusion is that we can no longer speak of 'Christian Mysticism,' but of 'Christian Mysticisms', and of these not as intense, private experiences, but as manifesting sets of social relations and representations. This is a scholarly, but at the same time most readable and entertaining work, and I recommend it strongly.' Philip C. Almond, University of Queensland

Innehållsförteckning

1. Feminists, philosophers and mystics; 2. Mystics, martyrs and honorary males; 3. The mystical meaning of scripture; 4. Mystical theology and the erotic other; 5. 'Cry out and write': mysticism and the struggle for authority; 6. The visions of virgins: spirituality and sexual control; 7. Heretics and witches; 8. The language of ineffability; 9. Conclusion: mysticism and modernity; References; Index.