The Kindness of God
Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language
By (author) Janet Martin Soskice
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Kindness of God by Janet Martin Soskice
Book DescriptionFathers, sons, brothers, kings. Does the predominantly masculine symbolism of the Biblical writings exclude women or overlook the riches of their spiritual life? If Christ is 'the second Adam' and the one on whom all Christian life must be patterned, then what about Eve? This book from a leading scholar of religious language and feminism opens up the Bible's imagery for sex, gender, and kinship and does so by discussing its place in the central teachings of Christian theology: the doctrine of God and spirituality, Imago Dei and anthropology, Creation, Christology and the Cross, the Trinity, and eschatology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198269502
(202mm x 135mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Janet Martin Soskice
Creation and the God of Abraham, Paperback (August 2013)
Develops perspectives of the foundational doctrine of creation from Judaism, Christianity and Islam, exploring their relevance in the modern world.
Fields of Faith, Paperback (October 2011)
This 2005 book asks: how will theology and the religions be studied in higher education in the coming century?
Kindness of God, Hardback (December 2007)
Fathers, sons, brothers, kings. Does the predominantly masculine symbolism of the Biblical writings exclude women or overlook the riches of their spiritual life? Janet Martin Soskice opens up the Bible's imagery for sex, gender, and kinship, by discussing its place in the central teachings of Christian theology.
Feminism and Theology, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Janet Martin Soskice
Many assume that tumultuous debate in the last decades of the 20th century left women with a clear-cut choice - either faith or feminism. The essays in this collection suggest otherwise; women continue to feel at once drawn to and rejected by traditional religions. The volume emphasises both Christian and Jewish feminist writings in theology.
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Author Biography - Janet Martin Soskice
Janet Martin Soskice is Reader in Philosophical Theology, University of Cambridge.
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