Literature, theology and feminism / Heather Walton.

By: Walton, Heather [author.]Contributor(s): Manchester University Press [publisher.]Material type: ArticleArticleSeries: Manchester studies in religion, culture, and genderPublisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2019Copyright date: �2007Description: 1 online resource (ix, 212 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781526130761; 1526130769Subject(s): Feminist theology | Feminism and literature | Th�eologie f�eministe | History | British and Irish history | RELIGION / History | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory | RELIGION / History | Feminist theology | Feminism and literature | History & Archaeology -- History -- European historyGenre/Form: | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Literature, theology and feminismDDC classification: 261.58082 LOC classification: BT83.55Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Introduction -- 1. If Literature Is a Gir -- 2. Visions and Revisions -- 3. Beyond the One and the Other -- 4. The Problems with Poststructuralism -- 5. Julia Kristeva and Journeys to the End of Night -- 6. Luce Irigaray and the Threshold of the Divine -- 7. Helene Cixous and Mysteries That Beat in the Heart of the World -- 8. An Open Conclusion -- Postscript: Reading Elizabeth Smart.
Summary: 'This book offers an authoritative overview of the broad and complex terrain of feminist theorising concerning the relationship between literature and theology as it has developed over the past several decades. It provides the first comprehensive evaluation of the significance of women's literature in the development of feminist theology and offers a critique of the variety of reading practices currently employed by religious feminists. As well as illuminating current reading strategies the work argues that it is now appropriate for feminists to develop new ways of reading the divine in women's writing. Drawing upon the pioneering work of Helene Cixous, Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray the work sets out a new framework for feminist religious reading that is both creative and challenging and which will be of interest both to scholars and students in this area.Through its artful and compelling feminist reconsiderations, the book makes a refreshing and significant contribution to the general field known as literature and theology' --Back cover.
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Introduction -- 1. If Literature Is a Gir -- 2. Visions and Revisions -- 3. Beyond the One and the Other -- 4. The Problems with Poststructuralism -- 5. Julia Kristeva and Journeys to the End of Night -- 6. Luce Irigaray and the Threshold of the Divine -- 7. Helene Cixous and Mysteries That Beat in the Heart of the World -- 8. An Open Conclusion -- Postscript: Reading Elizabeth Smart.

'This book offers an authoritative overview of the broad and complex terrain of feminist theorising concerning the relationship between literature and theology as it has developed over the past several decades. It provides the first comprehensive evaluation of the significance of women's literature in the development of feminist theology and offers a critique of the variety of reading practices currently employed by religious feminists. As well as illuminating current reading strategies the work argues that it is now appropriate for feminists to develop new ways of reading the divine in women's writing. Drawing upon the pioneering work of Helene Cixous, Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray the work sets out a new framework for feminist religious reading that is both creative and challenging and which will be of interest both to scholars and students in this area.Through its artful and compelling feminist reconsiderations, the book makes a refreshing and significant contribution to the general field known as literature and theology' --Back cover.

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