When Women Become Priests: The Catholic Women's Ordination Debate

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Columbia University Press, Apr 25, 2000 - Religion - 320 pages

In an analysis that deftly unites feminist criticism, psychoanalysis, and Catholic theology, Kelley Raab explores the symbolic implications of women at the altar, providing rich insight into issues of gender, symbolism, and power.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
GENDER REVERSAL
21
MATERNAL ENVY
57
SACRIFICE
107
CHRIST AS A WOMAN
141
GENDER SEX AND GOD
181
WHEN WOMEN BECOME PRIESTS
219
APPENDIX
245
NOTES
247
BIBLIOGRAPHY
287
INDEX
309
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About the author (2000)

Kelley A. Raab is assistant professor of Religious Studies at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

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