Rewriting God: Spirituality in Contemporary Australian Women's Fiction
Rodopi, 2000 - 308 עמודים
Women are rarely if ever mentioned in commentaries upon Australian Christianity and spirituality. Only exceptional women are recognized as authorities on religious matters. Why is this so? Does it matter? Don't people from the same religious tradition share similar experiences of the divine, regardless of their gender?
Rewriting God asks whether women have been writing about the divine and whether their insights are different from those contained in malestream accounts of Australian Christianity and spirituality. An analysis of the writings of popular theologians and religious commentators over the last twenty years suggests that the most popular form of spirituality among Australian theologians is Desert Spirituality. An analysis of women's autobiographical writings, however, suggests that the desert is irrelevant to many women's spiritual experiences. This book, through a close investigation of the fictions of Thea Astley, Elizabeth Jolley and Barbara Hanrahan, attempts to posit alternative forms of women's spirituality and to signal ways in which this spirituality is already being expressed.
From the evidence gathered here, it becomes obvious that traditional expressions of Australian Christianity and spirituality are gender-specific and that they have functioned to deny women's religious experiences and to silence their claims to equality in the sight and service of the divine. It becomes obvious, too, that women have been developing their own forms of religious expression and that these may be expected to supplant gradually withering images of Desert Spirituality. Whether this new imagery will strengthen Australian Christianity or whether it merely marks a decline in the authority of Christianity remains a moot point.
מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת
לא מצאנו ביקורות במקומות הרגילים
Intimations of a spiritual presence
The human condition
Resurrection and transfiguration
Towards a spiritual autobiography
Spirituality in Thea Astleys fictions
Supporting and subverting expressions of Christianity and spirituality
Reading Thea Astley
Comfort in Perplexity
Works of the spirit
spirituality of the everyday
Rewriting God and religion
מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל
Aboriginal Adelaide Albatross Muff Annie Magdalene artist Astley's books Australian Christianity Australian spirituality Australian women Barbara Hanrahan belief Bible biblical Brenda Walker Catholic characters Christ church Claremont Street commentators consolation critical culture David Malouf David Millikan death Desert Spirituality diaries divine Elizabeth Jolley evil experience explore expressed faith father feel female feminism feminist Five Acre Virgin garden Girl God's gothic novels grandmother Helen Garner Hester human images Interview Jesus Jolley's books Jolley's fiction Jolley's writing judgement Kewpie Doll Kindness Cup land landscape literary lives male Meanjin Milk and Honey Miss Peabody's Inheritance moral narrator nature Newspaper of Claremont novel Orchard Thieves Palomino Patrick White Peach Groves Penguin Rainshadow relationship religion religious Ringwood Scent of Eucalyptus Scobie's Riddle seems sense sexual Slow Natives society story suffering Sugar Mother suggests Sydney texts Thea Astley theologians things Thornhill tion Travelling Entertainer Veronica Brady Victoria woman women's spirituality
עמוד xiii - ... perpetually wishing to alter the established values - to make serious what appears insignificant to a man, and trivial what is to him important. And for that, of course, she will be criticized ; for the critic of the opposite sex will be genuinely puzzled and surprised by an attempt to alter the current scale of values, and will see in it not merely a difference of view, but a view that is weak, or trivial, or sentimental, because it differs from his own.