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A Gender Neutral God/ess

A Gender Neutral God/ess

Be Inclusive but MAKE NO IMAGES was the Religious Change

  • Author: J. J. McKenzie
  • Publisher: BookBaby
  • ISBN: 098537330X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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One of the main purposes of this eBook is to show that the Bible is a document written by many different ancient peoples. It explains how, when, and why various theological ideas arose - and how those ideas have been altered by later translation decisions. Several chapters discuss the literary devices early religious writers used to describe a gender inclusive Deity. Some of the devices are plurals, gendered words, and poetic parallelism. Early Goddess religions are described and their images shown by 80 colored images. Finally, how, the biblical writer incorporated early Goddess concepts into the Hebrew religion without using forbidden "graven images" is explained. Due to the amount of research involved in these ideas the ebook contains numerous footnotes, a list of illustrations, and a bibliography. This is an important eBook for people who question the inordinate influence religion still has in today's world.

Dictionary of Biblical Criticism and Interpretation

Dictionary of Biblical Criticism and Interpretation

  • Author: Stanley E. Porter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134635575
  • Category: History
  • Page: 424
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First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Divine Flesh, Embodied Word

Divine Flesh, Embodied Word

Incarnation as a Hermeneutical Key to a Feminist Theologian's Reading of Luce Irigaray's Work

  • Author: Anne-Claire Mulder
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN: 9085551013
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 397
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What has Luce Irigaray’s statement that women need a God to do with her thoughts on the relation between body and mind, or the sensible and the intelligible? Using the theological notion ‘incarnation’ as a hermeneutical key, Anne-Claire Mulder brings together and illuminates the interrelations between these different themes in Luce Irigaray’s work. Seesawing between Luce Irigaray’s critique of philosophical discourse and her constructive philosophy, Mulder elucidates Irigaray’s thoughts on the relations between ‘becoming woman’ and ‘becoming divine’. She shows that Luce Irigaray’s restaging of the relation between the sensible and the intelligible, between flesh and Word, is key to her reinterpretation of the relation between woman and God. In and through her interpretation of Luce Irigaray’s thoughts on the flesh she argues that the relation between flesh and Word must be seen as a dialectical one, instead of as a dualistic relation. This means that ‘incarnation’ is no longer seen as a one-way process of Word becoming flesh, but as a continuing process of flesh becoming word and word becoming flesh. For all images and thoughts – including those of ‘God’ – are produced by the flesh, divine in its creativity inexhaustibility, in response to the touch of the other. And these images, thoughts, words in turn become embodied, by touching and moving the flesh of the subject.

I will love unloved

I will love unloved

a linguistic analysis of woman's biblical importance

  • Author: Jennifer J. McKenzie
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 377
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This book uses Hebrew, Greek, and English texts to show that there was once an inclusive and a feminist point of view within the Biblical text and that these points of view were subsequently obscured. McKenzie explains the dynamics of the feminine interaction between Goddess religions and the Hebrew and Christian religions.

Historical Theology

Historical Theology

An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought

  • Author: Alister E. McGrath
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470672862
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 320
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Updated with considerable new material, this authoritative introduction to the history of Christian theology covers its development from the beginnings of the Patristic period just decades after Jesus's ministry, through to contemporary theological trends.

God and Sex

God and Sex

What the Bible Really Says

  • Author: Michael Coogan
  • Publisher: Twelve
  • ISBN: 0446574139
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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For several decades, Michael Coogan's introductory course on the Old Testament has been a perennial favorite among students at Harvard University. In God and Sex, Coogan examines one of the most controversial aspects of the Hebrew Scripture: What the Old Testament really says about sex, and how contemporary understanding of those writings is frequently misunderstood or misrepresented. In the engaging and witty voice generations of students have appreciated, Coogan explores the language and social world of the Bible, showing how much innuendo and euphemism is at play, and illuminating the sexuality of biblical figures as well as God. By doing so, Coogan reveals the immense gap between popular use of Scripture and its original context. God and Sex is certain to provoke, entertain, and enlighten readers.

The Man Who Would Be Queen

The Man Who Would Be Queen

The Science of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism

  • Author: J. Michael Bailey
  • Publisher: Joseph Henry Press
  • ISBN: 0309505542
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 219
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Gay. Straight. Or lying. It’s as simple and straightforward as black or white, right? Or is there a gray area, where the definitions of sex and gender become blurred or entirely refocused with the deft and practiced use of a surgeon’s knife? For some, the concept of gender – the very idea we have of ourselves as either male or female beings – is neither simple nor straightforward. Written by cutting-edge researcher and sex expert J. Michael Bailey, The Man Who Would Be Queen is a frankly controversial, intensely poignant, and boldly forthright book about sex and gender. Based on his original research, Bailey’s book is grounded firmly in science. But as he demonstrates, science doesn’t always deliver predictable or even comfortable answers. Indeed, much of what he has to say will be sure to generate as many questions as it does answers. Are gay men genuinely more feminine than other men? And do they really prefer to be hairdressers rather than lumberjacks? Are all male transsexuals women trapped in men’s bodies – or are some of them men who are just plain turned on by the idea of becoming a woman? And how much of a role do biology and genetics play in sexual orientation? But while Bailey’s science is provocative, it is the portraits of the boys and men who struggle with these questions – and often with anger, fear, and hurt feelings – that will move you. You will meet Danny, an eight-year old boy whose favorite game is playing house and who yearns to dress up as a princess for Halloween. And Martin, an expert makeup artist who was plagued by inner turmoil as a youth but is now openly homosexual and has had many men as sex partners. And Kim, a strikingly sexy transsexual who still has a penis and works as a dancer and a call girl for men who like she-males while she awaits sex reassignment surgery. These and other stories make it clear that there are men – and men who become women – who want only to understand themselves and the society that makes them feel like outsiders. That there are parents, friends, and families that seek answers to confusing and complicated questions. And that there are researchers who hope one day to grasp the very nature of human sexuality. As the striking cover image – a distinctly muscular and obviously male pair of legs posed in a pair of low-heeled pumps – makes clear, the concept of gender, the very idea we have of ourselves as either male or female beings, is neither simple nor straightforward for some.

Radical Love

Radical Love

An Introduction to Queer Theology

  • Author: Patrick S. Cheng
  • Publisher: CPG
  • ISBN: 1596271361
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 176
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An exploration of the teachings of Jesus in relation to the LGBTQ community that “helps readers welcome a theology that leaves no one behind” (Chris Glaser, author of Coming Out as Sacrament). A common claim, on both on the political right and left, is that Christianity is incompatible with queerness. As this first book on the subject of queer theology insightfully argues, Jesus Christ can be understood by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as the embodiment of a love so extreme that it dissolves all existing boundaries. In discussing revelation, God, Trinity, creation, atonement, sin, grace, Holy Spirit, church, and sacraments, Patrick Cheng—a theologian, seminary professor, and ordained minister—provides a historical survey of how queer theology has developed from the 1950s to today, and then illuminates its themes using the ecumenical creeds as his guide. He discusses Jesus’s communion with all people—holy and profane. He explores Jesus’s crossing of all barriers—from Divine to sexual. Above all, he reminds us that those barriers are societal, rather than religious, concepts. “An excellent introduction for beginners and an excellent synthesis for more advanced readers." —Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, author of Sensuous Spirituality

Laughter of Aphrodite

Laughter of Aphrodite

reflections on a journey to the goddess

  • Author: Carol P. Christ
  • Publisher: HarperOne
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 238
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Annotation: "Carol Christ clearly articulates the failure of Christianity to validate women's power, will, sexuality, and bonds with other women."-San Francisco Examiner

Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You

Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You

Busting Myths about Human Nature

  • Author: Agustín Fuentes
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520285999
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 304
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There are three major myths of human nature: humans are divided into biological races; humans are naturally aggressive; and men and women are truly different in behavior, desires, and wiring. In an engaging and wide-ranging narrative, Agustín Fuentes counters these pervasive and pernicious myths about human behavior. Tackling misconceptions about what race, aggression, and sex really mean for humans, Fuentes incorporates an accessible understanding of culture, genetics, and evolution, requiring us to dispose of notions of “nature or nurture.” Presenting scientific evidence from diverse fields—including anthropology, biology, and psychology—Fuentes devises a myth-busting toolkit to dismantle persistent fallacies about the validity of biological races, the innateness of aggression and violence, and the nature of monogamy and differences between the sexes. A final chapter plus an appendix provide a set of take-home points on how readers can myth-bust on their own. Accessible, compelling, and original, this book is a rich and nuanced account of how nature, culture, experience, and choice interact to influence human behavior.

The Grand Design

The Grand Design

Male and Female He Made Them

  • Author: OWEN STRACHAN
  • Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
  • ISBN: 9781781917640
  • Category:
  • Page: 176
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The world has gone gray-fuzzy, blurry, gender-neutral gray. In a secularist culture, many people today are confused about what it means to be a man or a woman. Owen Strachan and Gavin Peacock clear away the confusion and open up the Scriptures.

The Book of the Righteous

The Book of the Righteous

  • Author: Aaron Loeb
  • Publisher: Green Ronin Pub
  • ISBN: 9780971438064
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 320
  • View: 8880
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The Book of the Righteous presents the most comprehensive pantheon ever seen in the d20 System. This massive, 320-page hardback provides more than 20 pick-up-and-play churches corresponding to gods that feature in most fantasy campaigns (god of war, god of justice, etc.). Each church features lavish detail, including in-depth information on its clerics, holy orders, dogma, prayers, and rituals. These churches can be used in any campaign to bring a whole new level of detail to the religious characters. Plus, for those who don't have a complete cosmology in their game, The Book of the Righteous provides a comprehensive mythology that unifies all of the gods in the book. That mythology, and its corresponding cosmology, is not tied to an existing campaign setting, making it as portable and useful as Green Ronin's critically acclaimed Freeport series. The Book of the Righteous also features a new core class, the holy warrior, and new prestige classes, feats, spells, domains, magic items, and artifacts. Third in Green Ronin's Arcana series, The Book of the Righteous is a divine sourcebook like no other.

Believing Women in Islam

Believing Women in Islam

Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an

  • Author: Asma Barlas
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292782888
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 272
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Does Islam call for the oppression of women? Non-Muslims point to the subjugation of women that occurs in many Muslim countries, especially those that claim to be "Islamic," while many Muslims read the Qur'an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression, inequality, and patriarchy. Taking a wholly different view, Asma Barlas develops a believer's reading of the Qur'an that demonstrates the radically egalitarian and antipatriarchal nature of its teachings. Beginning with a historical analysis of religious authority and knowledge, Barlas shows how Muslims came to read inequality and patriarchy into the Qur'an to justify existing religious and social structures and demonstrates that the patriarchal meanings ascribed to the Qur'an are a function of who has read it, how, and in what contexts. She goes on to reread the Qur'an's position on a variety of issues in order to argue that its teachings do not support patriarchy. To the contrary, Barlas convincingly asserts that the Qur'an affirms the complete equality of the sexes, thereby offering an opportunity to theorize radical sexual equality from within the framework of its teachings. This new view takes readers into the heart of Islamic teachings on women, gender, and patriarchy, allowing them to understand Islam through its most sacred scripture, rather than through Muslim cultural practices or Western media stereotypes.

Women Encounter God

Women Encounter God

Theology Across the Boundaries of Difference

  • Author: Linda A. Moody
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781570750823
  • Category: Feminist theology.
  • Page: 184
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Women Encounter God is one of the first books to explore the commonalities and convergences of women's theologies in the Americas. This critical, comparative analysis of white feminist, womanist, and mujerista theologies focuses on how, by placing their unique theologies in dialogue, the rich contributions of each theology can inform the others. By looking at the key themes of empowerment, embodiment, and relationality, Moody examines how three different types of feminist theologians perceive God. She discusses the works of such representative theologians as white feminists Mary Daly, Rosemary Ruether, Sally McFague, and Carter Heyward; Hispanic/Latina theologians Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Yolanda Tarango, and Elsa Tamez; and womanist theologians Delores Williams, Jacquelyn Grant, and Katie Geneva Cannon, as well as feminist theorists Chela Sandoval and Rosemary Tong.

Gender, Language and Discourse

Gender, Language and Discourse

  • Author: Ann Weatherall
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134701926
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 192
  • View: 2986
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Is language sexist? Do women and men speak different languages? Gender, Language and Discourse uniquely examines the contribution that psychological research - in particular, discursive psychology - has made to answering these questions. Until now, books on gender and language have tended to be from the sociolinguistic perspective and have focused on one of two issues - sexism in language or gender differences in speech. This book considers both issues and develops the idea that they shouldn't be viewed as mutually exclusive endeavours but rather as part of the same process - the social construction of gender. Ann Weatherall highlights the fresh insights that a social constructionist approach has made to these debates, and presents recent theoretical developments and empirical work in discursive psychology relevant to gender and language. Gender, Language and Discourse provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of the gender and language field from a psychological perspective. It will be invaluable to students and researchers in social psychology, cultural studies, education, linguistic anthropology and women's studies.

CCAR Journal

CCAR Journal

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reform Judaism
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The Chalice and the Blade

The Chalice and the Blade

Our History, Our Future---Updated With a New Epilogue

  • Author: Riane Eisler
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062046306
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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The legacy ofthe sacred feminine The Chalice and the Blade tells a new story of our cultural origins. It showsthat warfare and the war of the sexes are neither divinely nor biologicallyordained. It provides verification that a better future is possible—and is in factfirmly rooted in the haunting dramas of what happened in our past.

Canaanite Myths and Legends

Canaanite Myths and Legends

  • Author: John C. Gibson
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0567080897
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
  • View: 924
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Tablets of poetic mythological texts unearthed during the excavation of Ugarit have been edited and translated to shed new light on the religion and literature of the ancient world.

Our Father in Heaven

Our Father in Heaven

Christian Faith and Inclusive Language for God

  • Author: John W. Cooper
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780801021886
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 301
  • View: 2994
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Is it okay to call God mother? John Cooper's Our Father in Heaven explores this question, offering a critique of inclusive language for God. Cooper closely examines how Scripture addresses God and points out the critical differences between the Bible's gendered language for God and inclusive language. In addition, he encourages the church to follow the Bible's model of using feminine imagery in reference to God. In a chapter titled "The Motherly Touch of Our Heavenly Father," he provides specific suggestions for making appropriate use of feminine imagery for God in public worship, church education, evangelism, pastoral counseling, personal devotions, scholarship, and art.

Body and Soul

Body and Soul

Rethinking Sexuality as Justice-love

  • Author: Marvin Mahan Ellison,Sylvia Thorson-Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780829815610
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 393
  • View: 7368
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Ellison and Thorson-Smith have co-edited a collection of essays in collaboration with two dozen prominent theologians, which plays of the controversial 1991 Presbyterian study they co-authored entitled "Keeping Body and Soul Together: Sexuality, Spiritually and Social Justice."