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Myth, mimesis and mutiple identities: feminist tools for transforming theology

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Mythical configurations of a personal deity and a dominant sexual identity are part of our western history. In particular, the religious myths of patriarchy have privileged a male God and devalued female desire - and, with her desire, sexual difference. There can be no facile way beyond these myths. Instead the proposal here is for feminist theologians to attempt new configurations of old myths and disruptive refigurations, i.e. transformative mimesis, of biased beliefs. Myth and mimesis can ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/litthe/10.2.112

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Institution:
University of Sunderland
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Literature and Theology Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
2
Pages:
112-130
Publication date:
1996-06-05
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EISSN:
1477-4623
ISSN:
0269-1205
URN:
uuid:6c1b2282-66a6-4f3a-873c-2a26592aaf72
Local pid:
ora:3737

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