The Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming

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Routledge, Dec 16, 2003 - Religion - 336 pages
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This is a groundbreaking, highly original work of postmodern feminist theology from one of the most important authors in the field. The Face of the Deep deconstructs the Christian doctrine of creation which claims that a transcendent Lord unilaterally created the universe out of nothing. Catherine Keller's impassioned, graceful meditation develops an alternative representation of the cosmic creative process, drawing upon Hebrew myths of creation, from chaos, and engaging with the political and the mystical, the literary and the scientific, the sexual and the racial.
As a landmark work of immense significance for Jewish and Christian theology, gender studies, literature, philosophy and ecology, The Face of the Deep takes our originary story to a new horizon, rewriting the starting point for Western spiritual discourse.

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Review of Keller’s Face of the Deep Derek Michaud Boston University Catherine Keller. Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming. Routledge, 2003. 307 pages, xx, index. 1. Catherine Keller’s latest book ... Read full review


List of illustrations Acknowledgements
Creation now and then
Mystery of the missing chaos
sex love and loathing of the deep
Orthodoxies of nothing
the fathers ex nihilo
Augustines dark secrets
Recesses of the deep Jobs comicosmic epiphany
Melvilles hermenautical journey
Creatio ex profundis
when beginning bereshit
created God bara elohim
formless and void tohu vabohu
darkness on the face pne choshekh
deep tehom

Barths nothingness that
Monsters of hermeneutics
return of the biblical chaos
spirit vibrating ruach elohim merahephet

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