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By Elaine L. Graham

ISBN-10: 0754668231

ISBN-13: 9780754668237

ISBN-10: 075466824X

ISBN-13: 9780754668244

Grace Jantzen used to be an internationally-renowned feminist thinker of faith whose paintings has remodeled the best way we predict concerning the interactions among faith, tradition and gender in Western tradition. Jantzen's target used to be to 'redeem the current' through a critique and reconstruction of staple innovations of Western imaginary. This special ebook brings jointly lots of Grace Jantzen's colleagues and previous scholars in a wide-ranging exploration of her enduring impression, ranging throughout philosophy of faith, to literature, psychoanalysis, theology, ethics and politics. half I assesses the ramifications of Jantzen's confirmation that Western tradition needs to 'choose existence' as opposed to a triumphing symbolic of violence and demise. half II explores a number of the key voices which contributed to Jantzen's knowing of a tradition of flourishing and natality: Quaker suggestion and perform, medieval mysticism and feminist spirituality. additional essays practice components of Jantzen's paintings to the politics of incapacity, improvement and environmentalism, extending her diversity of effect into new and leading edge components.

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Grace Jantzen and the Work of Love 25 God’s World, God’s Body In her first book, Grace was quite adamant that in the light of both Jewish and Christian scriptures, a Christian anthropology could only be one where humanity was brought into being and blessed as part of a process of creation that God had confirmed as good. Even from the beginning, Grace was not going to concede anything to the Greek philosophic tradition that separated the mind/soul from the body and deemed that the former was superior to the latter.

Jantzen, Julian of Norwich, p. 136. Jantzen, Julian of Norwich, p. ix. Jantzen, Power, Gender and Christian Mysticism (Cambridge, 1995). Grace Jantzen 28 come to focus on the textual tradition of religion which had, in turn, became reserved for an educated male elite. 15 In carefully describing the emergence of the Western Christian mystical conventions, as they unfolded in the writings of the Church Fathers, Grace demonstrated their inherent bias against women. 16 Indeed, the physical body and human love, whether in the affective strain of mysticism of Bernard of Clairvaux, or in the via negativa of Dionysius the Areopagite and Meister Eckhart, were viewed as distinct obstacles to what was depicted as the spiritual love of God.

This chapter aims to take up crucial points from Jantzen’s letter concerning A Feminist Philosophy of Religion (cf. Jantzen, ‘Feminist Philosophy of Religion’, Feminist Theology, 26 (2001): pp. 102–7).  Jantzen, ‘Feminist Philosophy of Religion’, p. 102.  For the account of ‘yearning’ as a rational passion for justice, informed by feminist accounts of injustice which can only be undone with the transformation of our lives, beliefs and passions, see Anderson, A Feminist Philosophy of Religion, pp.

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