Body theology has for a number of years now has challenged the ways in which traditional theology views the body and in doing so has moved the study of the incarnation forward. The authors of this book argue that the mutilated and self-mutilated bodies of women have served as a hermeneutical clue to the ways in which female bodies are the sites of societal, ecclesiastical and psychological warfare.
As part of the series on controversies in contextual theology, Marcella Althaus-Reid and Lisa Isherwood edit this collection of writings from leading scholars, examining some of the most extreme approaches to the body that our society engages with. This book engages with difficult and challenging issues surrounding the body and society, as an embodied resource for the ever-expanding task of considering the nature of incarnation through the lens of body theology.
Includes contributions from Beverly Clack, Inga Bryden, Elizabeth Baxter, Martin Hugo Cordova Quero, Victoria Rollins, Janet Wootton and Paul Reid-Bowen.
List of Contributors
Introduction: Slicing Womens Bodies: Christianity and the Cut, Mutilation and Cosmetically Altered Believers
1.Slicing Mothers: Violence and the Maternal in the Marquis de Sade
2.CutnSlash: Remodelling the Freakish Female Form
3.Cutting Edge: Witnessing Rites of Passage in a Therapeutic Community
4.Mutilations and Restorations: Cosmetic Surgery in Christianity
5.This Body Trans/Forming Me: Indecencies in Transgendered/Intersex Bodies,
Body Fascism and the Doctrine of the Incarnation
Martín Hugo Córdova Quero
6.Uses and Abuses of Power in the Shoah and the Silent Genocide of Abused Women
7.Biblically Slicing Women
8.Will you Slim for Him or Bake Cakes for the Queen of Heaven
9.Why Women Need to be Ripped, Shredded and Sliced: Political, Philosophical And Thealogical Reflections
Index of Names and Subjects
Index of Biblical References
Marcella Althaus-Reid is a Professor of Contextual Theology at the University of Edinburgh
Lisa Isherwood is Professor of Feminist Liberation Theologies at the University of Winchester.
Conroversies In Body Theology by Marcella Althaus-Reid; Lisa Isherwood was published by Canterbury Press in February 2008 and is our 37362nd best seller. The ISBN for Conroversies In Body Theology is 9780334041573.