The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language

Paperback | November 1, 2008

byJanet Martin Soskice

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Fathers, 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 aleading 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, theTrinity, and eschatology.

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Fathers, 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 aleading scholar of religious language and femin...

Janet Martin Soskice is a Reader in Philosophical Theology at the University of Cambridge.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.69 inPublished:November 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198269501

ISBN - 13:9780198269502

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Introduction1. Love and Attention2. Imago Dei3. Creation and Relation4. Calling God `Father'5. Blood and Defilement: Christology6. Trinity and the `Feminine Other'7. The Kindness of God: Trinity and the Image of God in Julian of Norwich and Augustine8. FriendshipPostscript: Eschatological Anthropology: Being Lovely