Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language
Fathers, sons, brothers, kings. Does the predominantly masculine symbolism of the Biblical writings exclude women or overlook the riches of their spiritual life? Janet Martin Soskice opens up the Bible's imagery for sex, gender, and kinship, by discussing its place in the central teachings of Christian theology.
Introduction; 1. Love and Attention; 2. Imago Dei; 3. Creation and Relation; 4. Calling God 'Father'; 5. Blood and Defilement: Christology; 6. Trinity and the 'Feminine Other'; 7. The Kindness of God: Trinity and the Image of God in Julian of Norwich and Augustine; 8. Friendship; Postscript: Eschatological Anthropology: Being Lovely