By Mary Ann Beavis
This monograph makes a speciality of "Christian Goddess Spirituality" (CGS), the phenomenon of (mostly) girls who mix Christianity and Goddess Spirituality, together with Wicca/Witchcraft. Mary Ann Beavis’s research offers ethnographic information and research at the lived non secular event of CGS practitioners, drawing on interviews of over a hundred girls who self-identify as combining Christianity and Goddess spirituality. even supposing CGS additionally has implications for Goddess Spirituality and comparable traditions (e.g., Neopaganism, Wicca), the following, CGS is taken into account basically as a phenomenon inside of Christianity. besides the fact that, the examine additionally indicates that the fusion of Christian and Goddess spiritualties has had an effect on non-Christian feminist spirituality, because Goddess-worshippers have frequently built Christianity because the diametrical contrary and enemy of the Goddess, to the purpose that a few refuse to confess the chance that CGS is a legitimate non secular direction, or that it's even attainable. In addition, biblical, Jewish and Christian images of the divine akin to Sophia, Shekhinah, the Virgin Mary, or even Mary Magdalene, have came upon their means into the "Pagan" Goddess pantheon.
The major issues of the learn contain: overlaps and variations among Christian feminist theology and CGS; the routes to CGS for person practitioners, and their ideals, practices and stories; proto-denominational classifications ("spiritual paths") inside CGS; CGS thealogy (Christian discourse in regards to the girl divine); and the way forward for CGS in social clinical and ecclesiological context. Christian Goddess Spirituality will be of curiosity to students of faith, in particular people with pursuits in girls and faith, feminist spiritualities, feminist theology/thealogy, replacement spiritualities, New spiritual hobbies, and emergent Christianities.
Read or Download Christian Goddess Spirituality: Enchanting Christianity (Gender, Theology and Spirituality) PDF
Similar ritual spiritual practices books
Baptism has been a contested perform from the very starting of the church. during this quantity, Ben Witherington rethinks the theology of baptism and does so in consistent dialog with the vintage theological positions and valuable New testomony texts. by means of putting baptism within the context of the covenant, Witherington indicates how advocates of either believer’s baptism and child baptism have further a few water to either their theology and perform of baptism.
Many within the Church have accredited modernity of their attempt to talk to the trendy global, and never approximately sufficient realization has been given to attempting to disentangle the advanced of rules and half-formulated convictions that represent this state of mind that's in truth opposite to Christianity. the 1st target of this ebook is to envision the origins and latest impact of modernity, after which to argue that there's not anything within the Christian's obstacle for the trendy global that calls for accepting this harmful way of thinking in reference to the top kind of worship, the Mass.
The Messaging method is a device so one can discussion and write throughout the unfavorable inspiration styles linked to grief and stream you towards the reality of spirit that exists on your middle. The Messaging approach will: • advisor you thru a fifteen day strategy of writing and inner exploration as you start the therapeutic trip via grief.
Mixing various heritages, wisdoms, and teachings, this powerfully wrought publication encourages humans to take cost in their lives, heal themselves, and develop. Movingly rendered, The booklet of the imaginative and prescient Quest is for all who lengthy for renewal and private transformation. during this revised edition—with new chapters and further stories from imaginative and prescient questers—Steven Foster recounts his reviews guiding modern seekers.
- Lord Hear Our Prayer: A Treasury of Catholic Prayers
- 28 Hymns to Sing Before You Die
- American Methodist Worship (Religion in America)
- Journeys to the Spiritual Lands: The Natural History of a West Indian Religion
Extra info for Christian Goddess Spirituality: Enchanting Christianity (Gender, Theology and Spirituality)
Christian Goddess Spirituality: Enchanting Christianity (Gender, Theology and Spirituality) by Mary Ann Beavis