The Kindness of God

Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language

by Janet Martin Soskice

Fathers, sons, brothers, kings. 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 from a leading scholar of religious language and feminism opens up the Bible's imagery for sex, gender, and kinship and does so by discussing its place in the central teachings ofChristian theology: the doctrine of God and spirituality, Imago Dei and anthropology, Creation, Christology and the Cross, the Trinity, and eschatology.

  • OUP Oxford; December 2007
  • ISBN: 9780191544330
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  • Title: The Kindness of God
  • Author: Janet Martin Soskice
  • Imprint: OUP Oxford

In The Press

Here is a woman powerfully challenging the patriarchal tradition of her Church and doing it ... by careful scholarly exploration of its faith and spirituality...


About The Author

Janet Martin Soskice is Reader in Philosophical Theology, University of Cambridge.