She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse

She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse

Winner of the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion. This classic explains what feminist theology is and how can we rediscover the feminine God within the Christian tradition. A profound vision of Christian theology, women’s experience, and emancipation.

Title:She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780824519254
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    She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse Reviews

  • Marguerite

    I read this during theology studies, though not as part of the curriculum. (I took it with me to West Virginia while doing mission work with church youth groups.) I wish I'd read it sooner. It's chang...

  • Elizabeth Hall

    You know that scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indy is looking for the Holy Grail, and he chooses the most humble cup among all the gem-encrusted, golden splendor before him? I love that scene, ...

  • Marie

    Of course we shouldn't be uncomfortable with feminine imagery of God (whether it's the Father or the Holy Spirit), and of course we should criticize Liberation theologians for using Jungian language t...

  • Nicole

    I finally finished it, and I learned so much. This book was absolutely transformative, and Elizabeth A. Johnson writes with clarity and humility. Due to the nature of the complicated theological tradi...

  • Sabrina Peters

    Great introduction to feminist God-talk, whether or not you agree with her conclusions....

  • Andrew

    This book fell into what I consider a lot of really bad ideas about a feminine nature of God, and an alternative thereof. I don't disagree with the project at all, but I feel there are some serious mi...

  • T.Kay Browning

    Maybe sits a little too firmly in orthodoxy to really get me excited, but it was still a great book. Walking the line between orthodoxy and authentic feminism is done really well in this book. I just ...

  • Annie

    several years ago, a religious mentor of mine insisted i read this book. i am glad she did. "She Who Is" is a bit dense, and slightly repetitive-- nonetheless, conceptualizing god as a woman has had a...

  • Kevin

    A great introduction to Catholic feminist theology. Johnson has a mastery of the tradition and language of Catholic theology which makes for a brilliant work....

  • Emily

    She Who Is is an academic nonfiction book explaining the crucialness of using feminine metaphors and descriptions when speaking about God and the mystery of God. Historically, masculine metaphors and ...