Religion, Feminism, and Idoloclasm: Being and Becoming in the Women's Liberation Movement

Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Prologue: Woman: the world's first idol -- Introduction -- Iconoclasm and violence -- Idoloclasm and the de-colonization of consciousness -- Women as captive and slave to their idea -- Wome...

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Main Author: Raphael, Melissa
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Milton Routledge 2019
Series/Journal:Gender, Theology and Spirituality Ser
Online Access: Volltext (Aggregator)
Parallel Edition:Print version: Raphael, Melissa: Religion, Feminism, and Idoloclasm : Being and Becoming in the Women's Liberation Movement. - Milton : Routledge,c2019. - 9781138710078
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Summary:Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Prologue: Woman: the world's first idol -- Introduction -- Iconoclasm and violence -- Idoloclasm and the de-colonization of consciousness -- Women as captive and slave to their idea -- Women's liberation and the liberation of God -- Smashing mirrors and other anarchies in the realm of the eternal feminine -- Is feminist idoloclasm just a second wave period piece? -- The intrication of four waves of religious and secular feminist idoloclasm -- 1 The appearance of the feminine -- The aestheticization of the feminine (or oppression by 'the figures of beauty') -- The sexual politics of female beauty -- Later feminist theorizations of female appearance -- 2 Idolized women -- Idolization and female celebrity -- Gynolatry and the sexual politics of romantic love -- Sex robots as new idols of the feminine -- Idolization and the face of death -- 3 Impossible women -- The non-existent woman -- Dangerous work: idoloclasm and the (de)realization of the female self -- Third wave idoloclasm and the re-evacuation of the female self -- 4 Idoloclasm in Christian feminist theology -- The dismantling of idols begins -- The early charges of idolatry -- Counter-idolatrous apophaticism in Christian feminist theology -- Marcella Althaus-Reid and the queering of idols -- 5 Second wave feminist Christology and Mariology in a counter-idolatrous mode -- Christolatry from a post-Christian perspective -- Idoloclastic feminist Christologies -- Second wave criticism of Mary as an idol of the feminine -- The Christian feminist defence of Mary as an icon of the feminine -- 6 Jewish feminist idol-breakers -- Jewish feminists and feminist Jews -- The alienation of mid-twentieth century Jewish women -- Women in search of a usable Jewish self
Idoloclasm and Jewish cultural criticism -- Four Jewish feminist artists who broke images of women by making them -- Idoloclasm and the queerness of the Jewish self -- 7 Jewish feminist theology out of the idoloclastic sources of Judaism -- 'Whatever is contained must be released' -- Women's creation in God's image, not 'man's' -- Making an exodus from idolatry -- The ideology of femininity in modern Jewish thought -- Procedural idoloclasm in Jewish feminist theology -- 8 From broken idols, a Goddess feminist self -- The reinstatement of female 'idols' -- Excavations of the feminine -- Thealogical non-realism and the realization of a female self -- The Goddess as a counter-essentialist image of the feminine -- Thealogical Iconophilia -- Postscript: a parting of the religious feminist ways -- 9 After idoloclasm -- What next? -- After captivity, the open air -- 'Only (re)connect' -- New directions for new selves -- Becoming (divine) -- Bibliography -- Index
ISBN:1351780077