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She Who Changes : Re-imagining the Divine in the World - C. Christ

She Who Changes

Re-imagining the Divine in the World

By: C. Christ

Paperback Published: 30th January 2004
ISBN: 9781403966698
Number Of Pages: 277

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Can we re-imagine divine power as deeply related to the changing world? Can we re-imagine the creation of the world as an ongoing process of co-creation in which every individual from particles of atoms to human beings plays a part? Can we re-imagine Goddess/God as the most relational of all relational beings? Can we re-imagine the world as the body of Goddess/God? If we can, then we can understand the deeper meaning of female images of divine power, including Goddess, God-She, Sophia, and Shekhina. Many traditional understandings of divine power begin with thinly disguised rejections of the female body and connection to the natural world. Women theologians from Jewish, Christian, Goddess, and other traditions are re-imagining divine and human power as embodied, embedded in a changing world, and deeply related to all beings in the web of life. Drawing on the work of process philosopher Charles Hartshorne - whose insights deserve a wider hearing - Carol P. Christ offers intellectual foundations for deeply held feelings about the meanings of female images of divine power. Her gift is the ability to make complex ideas seem simple and radically new ideas seem familiar. This book is addressed to everyone who has ever wondered about the implications of re-imagining God as female.                                                                                                                       

'...a very thoughtful and poetic treatment...Christ adds something rather unique and quite creative to the growing corpus of spiritual feminism.' - Choice



'Carol Christ, who is one of the brilliant foremothers of the Goddess movement, has an important new book out. She's one of the people who always most inspire me and stimulate my thinking, and who I find myself quoting and turning to for inspiration and clarity.' - Starhawk



'She Who Changes is a gift to the world. The style is clear, passionate, and utterly compassionate, building a sturdy bridge between process theology and feminist thought that is valuable beyond calculation. After reading the book, I too will call myself a feminist process theologian.' - Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, author of The Divine Feminine and Omnigender and Founding Member of the Evangelical & Ecumenical Women's Caucus

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Problems with Godp. 25
Change Isp. 45
Touch Isp. 69
Re-imagining Powerp. 93
Life Is Meant to Be Enjoyedp. 115
Embodied, Embedded Knowingp. 143
Reason for Hopep. 171
Restoring the Body and the Worldp. 197
Re-imagining Symbolsp. 227
Notesp. 245
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9781403966698
ISBN-10: 1403966699
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 30th January 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1