Feminist Poetics of the Sacred: Creative Suspicions

Paperback | June 15, 2001

EditorFrances Devlin-Glass, Lyn McCredden

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This book is an interdisciplinary and multicultural study of ancient and contemporary texts that encode women's spirituality. The contributors, using modern critical methods such as feminist theory, poststructuralism, and the new historicisms, examine how the ideas in these texts are beingreworked in different religious traditions. The volume encompasses both contemporary and historical contexts, tracing the roles, actions, writings, and beliefs of women in pre-Christian, Christian, Islamic, indigenous, and neo-pagan contexts. The book builds on three decades of feminist researchinto such areas as goddess worship, indigenous spiritualities, eco-feminism, biblical hermeneutics, Christian and Islamic mysticism, subversive poetics, and mythological systems inside and outside the mainstream.

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This book is an interdisciplinary and multicultural study of ancient and contemporary texts that encode women's spirituality. The contributors, using modern critical methods such as feminist theory, poststructuralism, and the new historicisms, examine how the ideas in these texts are beingreworked in different religious traditions. T...

Lyn McCredden is at Deakin University.
Format:PaperbackPublished:June 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195144694

ISBN - 13:9780195144697

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