The Woman at the Altar: Cosmological Disturbance or Gender Subversion?
Coakley, Sarah, Anglican Theological Review
Introduction and Forecast
In this paper, I wish to develop a speculative line of argument about the nature of the priesthood and its putative connection to eroticism and gender identification. And I want to do this in a way that embraces, rather than eschews, the traditional symbolism of the eucharist as the enactment of nuptial love between Christ and the church. This strategy might seem to be a high-risk one for a feminist theologian and woman priest, and indeed it is: it consciously walks right into the fanned flames of passion surrounding the question of female ordination in conservative Roman Catholic and Orthodox circles, where the very idea of women priests is still …
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Publication information: Article title: The Woman at the Altar: Cosmological Disturbance or Gender Subversion?. Contributors: Coakley, Sarah - Author. Journal title: Anglican Theological Review. Volume: 86. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2004. Page number: 75+. © Anglican Theological Review, Inc. Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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