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Author Tatman, Lucy.

Title Numinous subjects : engendering the sacred in western culture / Lucy Tatman.

Imprint Canberra, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2007.


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Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents In the beginning, myths -- Wrestling with religion -- Numinous subjects -- Questions -- The femininity of the sacred -- Subjects in abundance -- Ethics with/in abundance -- Corporeality and the numinous.
Summary Part religious studies, part feminist theory, part philosophy, part indescribable: such is Numinous Subjects. Described by the author as 'a kaleidoscopic exploration of why three gendered figures of the sacred matter within western culture,' the experience of reading this text truly is akin to gazing through a constantly turning kaleidoscope. Images, concepts, phrases and quotes are continually revisited, recombined, though never repeated in quite the same way. From these tumbling constellations arises a new understanding and wary appreciation of the figures of the virgin, the mother, and the whore. Drawing on the insights of thinkers as diverse as Rudolph Otto, Julia Kristeva, Simone de Beauvoir, and Martin Buber, Numinous Subjects simultaneously expands and focuses our attention on the myth of the sacred and its implications for female subjects in western culture today.
Subject Feminist theology.
Feminist theory.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology of Religion.
Feminist theology. (OCoLC)fst00922812
Feminist theory. (OCoLC)fst00922816
Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01060777
Religion. (OCoLC)fst01093763
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781921313004 (electronic bk.)
1921313005 (electronic bk.)
1920942920 (print)
9781920942922 (print)
Standard No. AU@ 000041171523
AU@ 000058392028
AU@ 000060580789
GBVCP 1008650668

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