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ISBN: 0827210507
Author: Dr. Jennie Knight
Language: English
Publisher: Chalice Press (February 28, 2011)
Pages: 144
Category: Religious Studies
Subcategory: Religion
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Feminist theologians often claim that "women's experience" is their starting point.

Feminist theologians often claim that "women's experience" is their starting point. However, most feminist theology is remarkably void of analysis of particular women's experiences of imaging God. In this book, Knight provides practical recommendations to help people transform images in the context of religious practices. What difference does it make whether we picture God Feminist theologians often claim that "women's experience" is their starting point.

In this book, Knight provides practical recommendations to help people transform . Books related to Feminist Mysticism and Images of God.

In this book, Knight provides practical recommendations to help people transform images in the context of religious practices. What difference does it make whether we picture God as an elderly white grandfather, a nurturing African American mother, or a stranger on the bus? Jennie Knight says our image of God affects how we see ourselves, how we worship, how we treat one another, how (or whether) we work for justice, and a host of other life practices. Skip this list.

Jennie S. Knight is a practical theologian, a spiritual director, a professor of religion, and an ordained Baptist minister. Her areas of expertise include: Imaging the Divine Christian Feminist Mysticism Religion and Popular Culture Transformative Education for Youth and Adults Spiritual Formation and Faith Development Community-based ( Service-Learning ) Education for Congregations and Schools Cross-Cultural Community Partnerships for Justice, Reconciliation, and Friendship Feminist and Womanist Theologies and Spiritual Practices. Previously, Rev. Dr. Knight taught Religion and Practical Theology at Emory University for eight years. Her areas of expertise include: Imaging the Divine Christian Feminist Mysticism Religion and Popular Culture Transformative Education for Youth and Adults Spiritual Formation and Faith Development Community-based ( Service-Learning ) Education for Congregations and Schools Cross-Cultural Community Partnerships for Justice, Reconciliation, and Friendship Feminist and Womanist Theologies and Spiritual Practices Previously, Rev.

Dr In this book, Knight provides practical recommendations to help people transform images in the context of religious practices.

Knight will be speaking and signing copies of her new book Feminist Mysticism and Images of God: A Practical Theology on Thursday, July 28th from 6-7 . at Barnes and Noble at Emory on Oxford Road in Atlanta, GA. There will be more signings posted in months to come! Posted on July 22, 2011 by Jennie S. Knight Leave a reply. What difference does it make whether we picture God as an elderly white grandfather, a nurturing African American mother, or a stranger on the bus?

Practical theology has often sought to address a perceived disconnection between theology as an academic discipline or dogmatics on the one hand, and the life and practice of the church on the other.

Feminist theology is a movement found in several religions, including Buddhism . Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah: New Insights and Scholarship - Frederick Greenspahn - Google Books.

Feminist theology is a movement found in several religions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and New Thought, to reconsider the traditions, practices, scriptures, and theologies of those religions from a feminist perspective. Feminist spirituality may also object to images of God that they perceive as authoritarian, parental, or disciplinarian, instead emphasizing "maternal" attributes such as nurturing, acceptance, and creativity. Retrieved 2012-07-17. Knight, Feminist Mysticism and Images of God: A Practical Theology, St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2011. Community Workers: Book 2. Zimbabwe: Mambo Press, 1984. Jacoby, Barbara and Associates. Service-Learning in Higher Education: Concepts and. 20. Allen, Ron and Clark Williamson, The Vital Church: Teaching, Worship, and Community Service, pp. 1–5, St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 1999.

Knight, Jennie S. Feminist Mysticism and IMAGES of God: A Practical Theology. Hope Abundant: Third World and Indigenous Women's Theology. Goddess on Earth: Portraits of the Divine Feminine. Kraemer, Christine Hoff. Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective: Divided for Love's Sake.

Feminist theologians often claim that "women's experience" is their starting point. However, most feminist theology is remarkably void of analysis of particular women's experiences of imaging God. In this book, Knight provides practical recommendations to help people transform images in the context of religious practices.

What difference does it make whether we picture God as an elderly white grandfather, a nurturing African American mother, or a stranger on the bus?

Jennie Knight says our image of God affects how we see ourselves, how we worship, how we treat one another, how (or whether) we work for justice, and a host of other life practices. But after years of knowing intellectually that God transcends a specific human type, Knight still struggles to make an emotional connection with God in different forms. She suspects that that struggle is why many seminarians who wrote papers about thea/theology abandon nontraditional God images once they hit parish ministry, perpetuating the practice of seeing God as a European male on a throne and all the accompanying problems that such imagery creates.

Knight believes that personal and critical reflection in the context of a supportive learning community, combined with experiences of diverse images for the divine in worship, can lead to profound changes in self-image, relationship with the divine, and agency in the world. This book aims to demonstrate why and how this transformation is both possible and necessary.

The popularity of The Shack, The Secret Life of Bees, Joan of Arcadia, and other works with nontraditional God-figures reveals a culture ready to embrace God in many forms. Knight examines how the church can do the same.

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Came recommended by friends. I haven't read it yet but I am looking forward to it as an insight into the spiritual dimension of our lives.
Wel
This book is one of those hidden gems that don't usually make headlines, but when discovered can truly change your life and a whole outlook on things! Dr. Knight is a rare breed of academic scholars who is able to pull off a balance of Intellectual rigor, practical relevance, and general accessibility. There is no arm-chair, ivory-tower theorizing here: the author examines the prevalent conceptualities in light of the findings of psychology and her original ethnographic research of the experiences of women involved in feminist spirituality movement. This work is a practical theology par excellence: it draws on the real, deep psychological struggles of women with their inherited images of God and their own devalued sense of self, and then develops (in collaboration with these women) a process by which a deep spiritual transformation can occur. She proposes that we creatively engage or "play" with new images of the divine with the goal of going beyond them toward healthier images that can make worship and spirituality more meaningful and psychologically wholesome. By "images" Knight means more than verbal images or words to include our formative childhood relationships, emotional associations, and self-images that are shaped by the culture's constructs of gender and race. That's why, she argues, the use of inclusive language in worship is not enough, as it only addresses the secondary, derivative problem, not the root pre-linguistic distortions. This approach critically integrates the principles of Christian mystical tradition according to which all of our culturally conditioned constructs of God must be ultimately transcended. The feminist piece here is that this cannot be done without creating new practices that are liberated from the damaging effects of patriarchy and racism. And this is not just for women!

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