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Beyond Nice

Patricia Davis

Beyond Nice

Patricia Davis

$39.99

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1. Listening To Ourselves / Listening To Girls 2. Girls Talk About God 3. Girls Talk About Their Churches 4. Girls Talk About Sexuality And Their Bodies 5. Girls Talk About Violence

- Publisher In this sensitive and discerning book, based on more than 100 in-depth interviews with girls from a variety of religious, ethnic and regional backgrounds, Davis shows how religion actually functions both to help and to hurt in girls' search for authenticity. As she characterizes girls' ideas about God, spirituality, sexuality and bodies, and violence, Davis's interviews convey how spirituality concerns girls' surmounting hurdles to ground and affirm what they become.

- Publisher Making the Difference is the first book ever to examine the category of gender as it has been and is now understood in the social sciences and its pertinence for religion and theology. One of the most significant phenomena within Western Christianity over the last generation has been the emergence of feminism and feminist theology. They are sparked by such issues as inclusive language, understandings of God, ordination of women, patriarchal patterns reflected in Christian traditions, and the role of women's experience in religion. Yet, in confronting all these concerns, feminist reflections return inexorably to the debate over the meaning and significant of gender, gender difference, and the social construction of gender. Increasing sophistication in theology and ministry on gender questions requires disciplined attention to how gender itself has been analyzed in anthropology, biology, psychoanalysis, and philosophy. Graham's bright and clear work is a detailed and critical inquiry in

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1. Listening To Ourselves / Listening To Girls 2. Girls Talk About God 3. Girls Talk About Their Churches 4. Girls Talk About Sexuality And Their Bodies 5. Girls Talk About Violence
- Publisher

In this sensitive and discerning book, based on more than 100 in-depth interviews with girls from a variety of religious, ethnic and regional backgrounds, Davis shows how religion actually functions both to help and to hurt in girls' search for authenticity. As she characterizes girls' ideas about God, spirituality, sexuality and bodies, and violence, Davis's interviews convey how spirituality concerns girls' surmounting hurdles to ground and affirm what they become.
- Publisher

Making the Difference is the first book ever to examine the category of gender as it has been and is now understood in the social sciences and its pertinence for religion and theology. One of the most significant phenomena within Western Christianity over the last generation has been the emergence of feminism and feminist theology. They are sparked by such issues as inclusive language, understandings of God, ordination of women, patriarchal patterns reflected in Christian traditions, and the role of women's experience in religion. Yet, in confronting all these concerns, feminist reflections return inexorably to the debate over the meaning and significant of gender, gender difference, and the social construction of gender. Increasing sophistication in theology and ministry on gender questions requires disciplined attention to how gender itself has been analyzed in anthropology, biology, psychoanalysis, and philosophy. Graham's bright and clear work is a detailed and critical inquiry in
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Patricia Davis

Davis is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Perkins School of Theology.

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  • Catalogue Code 158806
  • Product Code 0800632567
  • EAN 9780800632564
  • Pages 148
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Dec 2000
  • Dimensions 233 x 158 x 27 mm
  • Weight 0.202kg

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