The Good News of the Body: Sexual Theology and Feminism

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Lisa Isherwood
Sheffield Academic Press, 2000 - Religion - 230 pages
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This book examines the power to define sexuality. It asks whether women are even present in the many acts of religious/sexual intercourse that define and control, but rarely engage them. A number of authors reflect from varying perspectives on the status of women within patriarchal understandings of sexuality. They take seriously the bodies of women as sites of resistance to patriarchy, in the pain of those bodies, their fecundity and their capacity for erotic revolution. For this book also explores ways to rebel!

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Nur Masalha is Director of the Centre for Religion and History and the Holy Land Research Project at St Mary's University College, England. He is the editor ofHoly Land Studies: A Multidisciplinary Journal. His recent books include: The Zionist Bible: Biblical Precedent, Colonialism and the Erasure of Memory (2013); The Palestine Nakba: Decolonising History, Narrating the Subaltern, Reclaiming Memory (2012); The Bible and Zionism: Invented Traditions, Archaeology and Post-Colonialism in Palestine-Israel (2007). Prof Lisa Isherwood is Director of the Institute of Theological Partnerships, University of Winchester, UK. She has authored or edited 20 books including Radical Otherness (2013), The Power of Erotic Celibacy (2007), The Fat Jesus: Feminist Explorations in Boundaries and Transgressions (2007). She is an executive editor of the international journal Feminist Theology.

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