Gender: God, 1st Edition

  • Sîan Melvill Hawthorne SOAS, University of London
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  • ISBN-10: 002866325X
  • ISBN-13: 9780028663258
  • DDC: 211
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 414 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This volume of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies engages feminist, queer, and transgender perspectives on religion. Gender: God offers a critical examination of diverse conceptualizations of God and explores the roles they play in society and which have practices and assumptions about gender and sexuality at their heart. Its 23 chapters examine such topics as the imago Dei, Goddess Spirituality, the imitatio Christi, origin myths, postcolonial, queer, critical race, and disability theologies,sacred spaces, and blasphemy. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.

Features and Benefits

  • All chapters in GENDER: GOD are newly commissioned and hence based on fresh and topical research and debates from a variety of fields--including philosophy, disability studies, literature, art, social sciences, (old and new) media, history, politics, and religion.
  • Chapters (23 total) are written by eminent scholars and are peer reviewed.
  • The volume will include a glossary, bibliographies of worked cited and suggestions for further reading, approximately 30 relevant images, and an index.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028663179 | ISBN-13: 9780028663173

Table of Contents

The Imago Dei: A Critical Investigation.
Masculinities and the Male God.
Goddess Spirituality.
Theologies of Evil.
Embodied Gods.
Postcolonial Feminist Theologies.
The God of White Supremacy.
The Disabled God.
Agency, Power, Piety.
Divine Imaginaries and Transgender Subjects.
Author, Authority, and Authorization.
The Turn to Literature.
Prayer, Liturgy, and Worship.
Blasphemy, Speech, and Gender.
Women’s Agency and the Imitatio Christi.
Origin Myths and Temporal Orders.
Feminist Historiography and Secularist Hegemony.
Temporality, State Regulation, and Muslim Women.
Apocalyptic Rhetoric.
The Sacralization of Space.
Sacred Spaces in Urban Environments.
God and Nature.
Homonationalism and the Challenge of Queer Theology.

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Religion: Embodied Religion  (ISBN-10: 0028662989 | ISBN-13: 9780028662985)

Composed of twenty-two thematic chapters, Embodied Religion orients students and scholars to the critical study of religion, gender, sexuality, and the body. The introduction and first section provide a foundational overview of key terms, topics, and questions for such scholarly work. In the second section, essays examine the multiple and complex ways that various traditions—from Hinduism to Christianity to Paganism—seek to regulate and celebrate embodiment and desire. A final section examines relevant theoretical approaches, including ethnography, phenomenology, queer studies, and disability studies. The volume also includes bibliographies filmographies, images, a glossary, and a comprehensive index, all of which aid the reader in exploring this rich, rewarding, and relevant field.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Sîan Melvill Hawthorne

Lecturer in Critical Theory and the Study of Religions, Department of Religions and Philosophies at SOAS, University of London. She has written widely on themes related to gender and religion, postcolonial approaches to the study of religion, and religion and politics.