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Extravagant Affections : A Feminist Sacramental Theology - Susan Ross

Extravagant Affections

A Feminist Sacramental Theology

Paperback Published: 1st February 2001
ISBN: 9780826413208

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The author argues that women's "extravagant affections" for the ordinary and extraordinary in life - which include an openness to ambiguity, an honouring of the diversity of experience and a concern for justice - provide a new and exciting way of understanding the sacrements. So although women are still excluded from most official sacramental leadership, they are engaged in sacramental ministry at many levels.

"[Ross] shows how feminist theological concerns make a difference, and can transform the way in which we understand the relationship between God and the human being manifest here."-Currents in Theology and Mission

Introductionp. 9
Women and the Sacraments: Method and Criteria
Sacraments and the Need for a Feminist Perspectivep. 19
Feminist Theology and Sacramental Theologyp. 43
Women, the Sacraments, and Ambiguityp. 64
Family as Embodied Context for Sacramentality
Body and Gender in Sacramental Theologyp. 97
Women, Sacraments, and the Symbolicp. 137
Women, Sacraments, and Ethicsp. 171
Women, Worship, and the Sacraments: Toward a Feminist Theology of Worshipp. 203
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780826413208
ISBN-10: 082641320X
Series: Feminist Sacramental Theology
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st February 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.5  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition