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Power for [electronic resource] : feminism and Christ's self-giving / Anna Mercedes.

Author/Creator:
Mercedes, Anna.
Publication:
London : T&T Clark, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (185 p.)
Subjects:
Jesus Christ -- Passion.
Feminism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Feminist theology.
Women -- Crimes against.
Suffering -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Feminist theologians have established that the self-giving doctrines can disempower women and other oppressed persons, teaching passivity and evasion of one s own self-development. Christ s kenosis, or self-emptying on the cross offers a central example of sacrifice for others to the detriment of one s own self-care. And yet, in contrast to previous feminist theologies, this book argues for the power available in self-giving. This feminist christology affirms that we come into ourselves through our own kenosis. Drawing on diverse sources, including traditional voices like Luther or Balthasar,
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Dangerous Doctrine; Chapter 1 Christ's Kenosis and God's Power over Us; Chapter 2 Beyond "Power Over": Relational Christology; Chapter 3 Power for Ourselves: Kenotic Erotics; Chapter 4 Beyond "Power-With": Martyrs and Masochists; Chapter 5 Power for Resistance: Abuse and Self-Giving Care; Chapter 6 Power for Christ: Self-Giving and Incarnation; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-4725-4996-1
1-283-27425-6
9786613274250
0-567-27768-2
OCLC:
754582265
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