Irene Alexander's Awakening Desire: Encountering the Divine Feminine in the PDF

By Irene Alexander

ISBN-10: 149824517X

ISBN-13: 9781498245173

ISBN-10: 153261909X

ISBN-13: 9781532619090

The desire of this booklet is that it awakens wish to comprehend extra in detail the God who breaks via our compartmentalization and naming. whereas so much within the West have heard God's identify as nearly solely masculine, a baby becoming up in Israel could have skilled the Spirit of God, and woman knowledge, as lady. This ruach, the breath of God, brooded over the face of the deep within the construction tale like a soaring mom fowl. The God of the Bible and the early church has been defined with either masculine and female imagery, observed by way of the church fathers and mystics as either parents. In our time we've got misplaced a lot of this wealthy female imagery.
This publication explores not just this historic understanding of God but additionally extra modern writers, reminiscent of Carl Jung, Paul younger (The Shack), George MacDonald, and Thomas Merton. each one of those males engaged with the Divine female, giving us examples of the way we too might locate God extra deeply and extra intimately.

"After years of making an attempt, i do know that any speaking on gender concerns is like walking across a mine field. But you are going to take pleasure in the following a stroll that's so clever and spiritually grounded that it'll think like an exhilarating, faith-filled, and tough stroll via mountain passes and shady valleys. while you're looking knowledge on those slender and mostly unwalked paths, this can be the publication to read!"
--Richard Rohr, OFM, heart for motion and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico

"In Awakening wish, Irene Alexander weaves a wealthy tapestry, made of biblical imagery, mystical theology, Jungian psychology, Merton's non secular theology, and pictures utilized by novelists. Irene's distinct contribution is using male thinkers and novelists to talk on to males (and additionally to ladies, of course). She is basically correct: males have too usually given highbrow assent to the female in God with no in my view embracing it. Her fabulous booklet deals a big corrective."
--Neil Pembroke, college of Queensland

Irene Alexander is a non secular path formator and lecturer at Christian history collage and the Australian Catholic college in Brisbane, Australia, and Asian Theological Seminary, Manila, Philippines. She is the writer of a number of books together with Dancing with God: tales of wish and Transformation and A Glimpse of the dominion in Academia. She is a spouse of Northumbria Community.

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