By Frances Devlin-Glass, Lyn McCredden
This booklet is an interdisciplinary and multicultural research of old and modern texts that encode women's spirituality. The individuals, utilizing glossy serious equipment comparable to feminist idea, poststructuralism, and the recent historicisms, learn how the information in those texts are being remodeled in several spiritual traditions. the quantity encompasses either modern and old contexts, tracing the jobs, activities, writings, and ideology of girls in pre-Christian, Christian, Islamic, indigenous, and neo-pagan contexts. The publication builds on 3 a long time of feminist learn into such parts as goddess worship, indigenous spiritualities, eco-feminism, biblical hermeneutics, Christian and Islamic mysticism, subversive poetics, and mythological structures in and out the mainstream.
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Additional resources for Feminist Poetics of the Sacred: Creative Suspicions (American Academy of Religion Cultural Criticism Series)
The Feminist Companion to Mythology. London: Pandora Press. Lerner, Gerda. 1986. The Creation of Patriarchy. New York: Oxford University Press. 1993. The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: From the Middle Ages to Eighteen-Seventy. New York: Oxford University Press. Lyotard, Jean-Frangois. 1984. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Inside and Outside the Traditions 19 McCance, Dawne. 1990. Understandings of "The Goddess" in Contemporary Feminist Scholarship.
It is through this spiritual experience of interanimation that women are to be sustained in our endeavors to create a just and sustainable future for all. 29 As a radically immanental religion, whereby each and every individual entity, human and otherwise, is valued equally as such a manifestation of the divine with its own "Centre" and telos, ecofeminist Goddess religion incorporates a commitment to social justice as well as ecological balance (Starhawk 1982^418). 30 As Starhawk emphasizes, however, magic is not a substitute for political engagement but "a source of healing and energy we can use to heal the wounds of the world" (Starhawk 1982^418).
Part II, "Interrogating 'Matriarchy,' " offers politicized scholarship of texts that have long been the preserve of male scholars. Both Stuckey and Devlin-Glass contest the notion of "matriarchy" so beloved of wishfulfillment feminists who look utopically to the past in the hopes of finding a prepatriarchal state. Rather than fully fledged prepatriarchal Edens, these essays offer accounts of myths that bear only traces and fragments of older female-focused ways of valuing women. This is not to say that such mythological archaeology does not offer suggestive ways of rereading the present and the future.
Feminist Poetics of the Sacred: Creative Suspicions (American Academy of Religion Cultural Criticism Series) by Frances Devlin-Glass, Lyn McCredden