Re-vision and revelation: forms of spiritual power in women's writing

Walton, H. (2003) Re-vision and revelation: forms of spiritual power in women's writing. Feminist Theology, 12(1), pp. 89-102. (doi:10.1177/096673500301200108)

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Abstract

This article explores contrasting strategies in feminist critical theory in order to interrogate divergent fictional representations of women's spiri tual power. The first critical strategy uses the resources of gynocriticism to present a positive view of women's authorship, agency and ability to revi sion religious forms. The second demonstrates poststructuralist concerns with the repressed other/ s of dominant cultural forms and the power these possess to provoke political change and new visions of the divine. It is argued that both strategies offer positive contributions to religious femi nists as they wrestle with male-centred spiritual traditions.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Walton, Professor Heather
Authors: Walton, H.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Journal Name:Feminist Theology
ISSN:0966-7350
ISSN (Online):1745-5189

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