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IntercarnationsExercises in Theological Possibility$
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Catherine Keller

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780823276455

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823276455.001.0001

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Returning God: Gift of Feminist Theology

Returning God: Gift of Feminist Theology

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(p.15) Chapter 1 Returning God: Gift of Feminist Theology
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Intercarnations
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Catherine Keller

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823276455.003.0002

This chapter examines how the “returning God” of a half century of feminist theology relates to the return of religion. Feminist theology, where an intensive secularization meets an ancient discourse, may be considered a symptom of the so-called postsecular. The question is whether “God” is returning or getting returned; whether we might now receive the gift of a return, a coming again, or whether we perform the return of the gift to its religious givers; whether our returning God is a blessing and a renewal of the language of God. The chapter asks how the much touted “return of God” is both helped and hindered by the demand for gender and sexual justice. It suggests a theological supplement to the singular event of incarnation—the intercarnation, which might be narrated as the becoming body of God—but only if the God-metaphor does not defeat the multiplicity.

Keywords:   returning God, feminist theology, religion, gift, gender, sexual justice, incarnation, intercarnation, body of God, God

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