Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming

Face of the Deep A Theology of Becoming This is a groundbreaking highly original work of postmodern feminist theology from one of the most important authors in the field The Face of the Deep deconstructs the Christian doctrine of creation

  • Title: Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming
  • Author: Catherine Keller
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This is a groundbreaking, highly original work of postmodern feminist theology from one of the most important authors in the field The Face of the Deep deconstructs the Christian doctrine of creation which claims that a transcendent Lord unilaterally created the universe out of nothing Catherine Keller s impassioned, graceful meditation develops an alternative representaThis is a groundbreaking, highly original work of postmodern feminist theology from one of the most important authors in the field The Face of the Deep deconstructs the Christian doctrine of creation which claims that a transcendent Lord unilaterally created the universe out of nothing Catherine Keller s impassioned, graceful meditation develops an alternative representation of the cosmic creative process, drawing upon Hebrew myths of creation, from chaos, and engaging with the political and the mystical, the literary and the scientific, the sexual and the racial.As a landmark work of immense significance for Jewish and Christian theology, gender studies, literature, philosophy and ecology, The Face of the Deep takes our originary story to a new horizon, rewriting the starting point for Western spiritual discourse.

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    One Reply to “Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming”

    1. This beautifully (but densely) written and mystical theology is an extended meditation on the first two verses of the Bible, "When God began to create the heavens and the earth . . ." More specifically, it is a meditation on the Hebrew word tehom, deeps, depth, and a refutation of ex nihilo theology. Lost me when she began to kowtow to deconstructionist antipathy to the concept of depth. Still worth reading, though.

    2. Along with On the Mystery, Face of the Deep, gave me alternative ways to understand creation. While I am unafraid of process theology and liberation theology and freely take what I like, my own theology is not systematic enough to label. It is a messy, chaotic thing seeking to take form. This shelf is dedicated to some of the books that have influenced me as I wrote Makers of Fire. Some of these books did not necessarily influence the book directly, but in terms of general frameworks. Others off [...]

    3. I had to read a few chapters of this for a class my first year of seminary on Postmodernity and the Old Testament. Found it in a used bookstore and decided to pick it up. Good example of how being poetic and imaginative can aid theological writing. I found the chapter on Melville the most interesting. The chapter on Barth was also quite good. The last couple chapters kind of lost me, but were enjoyable. Will have to revisit.

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