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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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“And Truth—So Manifold!”: Transfeminist Entanglements

“And Truth—So Manifold!”: Transfeminist Entanglements

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(p.35) Chapter 2 “And Truth—So Manifold!”: Transfeminist Entanglements
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Intercarnations
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Catherine Keller

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823276455.003.0003

This chapter examines the sense of transit, transition, and translation involved in the nonlinear and necessary evolution of feminism under the heading of transfeminism. More specifically, it explores the link between entanglement and difference. As difference multiplies, the tension intensifies. And as gender folds into sexuality, into race, class, and ecology, into materiality, it resists reduction to a mere issue among many. Inspired by a poem of Emily Dickinson, “Truth so manifold,” the chapter hopes to keep feminism from getting either transcended or stuck in a certainty of its own. In discussing a transfeminist version of feminist theology, it outlines three criteria: entanglement, considered as relationality stretched from intimacy to infinity; unknowing, considered as apophatic uncertainty stretched from ignorance to wisdom; and multiplicity, considered as the teaching of the manifold, stretched from orthodoxy into pluralism.

Keywords:   feminism, transfeminism, entanglement, difference, Emily Dickinson, feminist theology, unknowing, wisdom, multiplicity, pluralism

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