Becoming Divine: Towards a Feminist Philosophy of Religion
To what extent has the emergence of the study of religion in western culture been gendered? This work proposes a new philosophy of religion from a feminist perspective.
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INTRODUCTION What canst thou say? Finding a feminist voice
TWO Who becomes divine? The gendered subject of the philosophy of religion
God death and the woman subject
the double reading
desire truth and the imagination
source of a feminist symbolic?
death and natality in the western imaginary
SEVEN They shall flourish as a garden
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