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The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language

Janet Martin Soskice


This book considers four concepts in a Biblical context: fathers, sons, brothers, kings. It then asks the questions: Does the predominantly masculine symbolism of the Biblical writings exclude women or overlook the riches of their spiritual life? If Christ is ‘the second Adam’ and the one on whom all Christian life must be patterned, then what about Eve? This book opens up the Bible's imagery for sex, gender, and kinship and does so by discussing its place in the central teachings of Christian theology: the doctrine of God and spirituality, Imago Dei and anthropology, Creation, Christology and ... More

Keywords: fathers, sons, brothers, kings, masculine symbolism, Biblical writings, women, spiritual life, Christ, second Adam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780198269502
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269502.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Janet Martin Soskice, author
Reader in Philosophical Theology, University of Cambridge