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A Feminist Philosophy of Religion: The Rationality and Myths of Religious Belief

ISBN: 978-0-631-19383-8
304 pages
December 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
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Bridging the traditionally separate domains of analytic and Continental philosophies, Pamela Sue Anderson presents for the first time, a feminist framework for studying the philosophy of religion.
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Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Part I: Introduction: Background Matters.

Part II: Epistemological Frameworks of Belief.

1. The Rationality of Religious Belief: Reason in 'Crisis'.

2. Feminists and the Rationality of Belief -
I: Strong Objectivity.

3. Feminists and the Rationality of Belief -
II: Female Desire.

Part III: Refigurations of Belief.

4. Myth, Mimesis, and Religious Belief.

5. Figuring the Rationality of Religious Belief: Belief, Action, and Devotion.

Part IV: Conclusion.

6. Final Critical Matters.

Summary.

Bibliography.

Index.
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Pamela Sue Anderson is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sunderland.
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* Contributes to a rapidly expanding field of study.
* Presents the first feminist framework for the study of philosophy of religion.
* Balances the study of both religion and philosophy.
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"With this book, Pamela Sue Anderson establishes a significant landmark in the development of a distinctively feminist approach to philosophy of religion. It makes an impressive contribution to the ongoing debate concerning the future of this discipline." Beverley Clack, Roehampton Institute, London

"Anderson has written a provocative and challenging book which has implications for both feminist theologians and feminist philosophers of religion ... the question she asks extend beyond philosophical boundaries to issues which affect feminist scholarship in many different disciplines." Tina Beattie, University of Bristol

"Anderson is a pioneer in the exciting new fields of feminist and poststructuralist philosophies of religion. She develops a conception of reason that can be rooted in religious life and practise rather than superimposed from outside. her work deserves to be studied." Philip Goodchild, University College of St. Martin, Lancaster

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