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She Who Changes

Re-imagining the Divine in the World

  • Authors
  • Carol┬áP.┬áChrist

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Carol P. Christ
    Pages 1-24
  3. Carol P. Christ
    Pages 25-44
  4. Carol P. Christ
    Pages 45-68
  5. Carol P. Christ
    Pages 69-92
  6. Carol P. Christ
    Pages 93-113
  7. Carol P. Christ
    Pages 115-141
  8. Carol P. Christ
    Pages 143-169
  9. Carol P. Christ
    Pages 171-196
  10. Carol P. Christ
    Pages 197-225
  11. Carol P. Christ
    Pages 227-244
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 245-277

About this book

Introduction

Can we re-imagine divine power as deeply related to the changing world? Can we re-imagine the creation of the world as an ongoing process of co-creation in which every individual from particles of atoms to human beings plays a part? Can we re-imagine Goddess/God as the most relational of all relational beings? Can we re-imagine the world as the body of Goddess/God? If we can, then we can understand the deeper meaning of female images of divine power, including Goddess, God-She, Sophia, and Shekhina. Many traditional understandings of divine power begin with thinly disguised rejections of the female body and connection to the natural world. Women theologians from Jewish, Christian, Goddess, and other traditions are re-imagining divine and human power as embodied, embedded in a changing world, and deeply related to all beings in the web of life. Drawing on the work of process philosopher Charles Hartshorne - whose insights deserve a wider hearing - Carol P. Christ offers intellectual foundations for deeply held feelings about the meanings of female images of divine power. Her gift is the ability to make complex ideas seem simple and radically new ideas seem familiar. This book is addressed to everyone who has ever wondered about the implications of re-imagining God as female.                                                                                                                       

Keywords

god philosophy philosophy of religion religion spirituality women

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