Towards a Different Transcendence: Feminist Findings on Subjectivity, Religion and Values (Religions and Discourse #9) (Paperback)
This collection of papers brings together feminist theologians, philosophers and literary critics from Europe, the United States and Australia. It aims to explore the claim made by feminist thinkers that women need a 'house of language' of their own and different forms of transcendence to express their subjectivity and the values they want to live by. In their discussion of this claim this international group of authors uses a variety of sources and theoretical approaches, from novels by Woolf and Morrison to feminist philosophers such as Irigaray and Kristeva, from Daly and Ruether to speculative fiction and pornographic writing, from Italian feminist thinkers to postcolonial theory. Despite this variety the book presents a consistent argument for a 'house of language' which is open to the ongoing dialogue about values we want to live by, as well as an example of this dialogue.
The Editors: Kune Biezeveld worked as a minister in the Netherlands Reformed Church and as a pastor in a hospital. Author of Speaking about God as a Father. How else? (1996), she is lecturer in systematic theology and chair of feminist theology at the University of Leiden. Anne-Claire Mulder has worked at the University of Amsterdam and the Dominican Study Centre for Theology and Society as researcher. Author of Divine Flesh, Embodied Word. 'Incarnation' as a hermeneutical key to a feminist theologian's reading of Luce Irigaray's work (2000), she is an editor of the Dutch Women's Studies Journal Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies.