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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christopher Berry-Dee
Talking with Psychopaths and Savages: A journey into the evil mind

A chilling study of the most cold-blooded, manipulative people on planet earth
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oooh that sounds awful .. do write up a critique Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming by Catherine Keller




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Of course .. thats just whats missing from the narrative, a feminist view of the Apocalypse..

Dont be a selfish dude Wos .. do give us a brief precis .. this HAS to be good Big Grin


I don't really write reviews (beyond the occasional one for things like culturally-significant potato chips, that is Wink ). However, a brief description might apt, I s'pose.

Keller is primarily a Protestant (Wesleyan, I believe), progressive, feminist, constructive/process-theologian who seems to theorize from a largely Deleuzian / Whiteheadian / Poststructuralist philosophical perspective, to which she adds an appeal to a quasi-immanent Christian "Spirit" to fill the gap left by postmodernity's "vanishing subject". Her main thematics, aside from Woman, seem to be that of Process/Becoming, Apocalypse, Gender, Ecologism, Postcolonialism, and a dash of Queer-theory. Her work is poetically inflected (she being a luminary in the field of "Theopoetics") yet without lack in academic rigor. Her slightly whimsical style could be breezily deceptive to the more-casual reader.

Here's a review of Apocalypse Now and Then [In-Depth]

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Catherine Keller in her book, Apocalypse Now and Then: A Feminist Guide to the End of the World (Boston: Beacon Press, 1996) deals with the effects of the Christian prophecy of the Apocalypse on western history and thought. Through innovative readings of the theology and philosophy, feminist and postmodern/ poststructuralist/ postcolonial theory, fiction and poetry, western history and current politics, Catherine Keller shows how the concept of the Apocalypse has affected the way the western tradition have thought about text, time, place, community and gender. Apocalypse Now and Then reveals the apocalyptic links of moments and events as diverse as colonialism, urbanization, 19th century American feminism and the current environmental crisis. Throughout the book, she constructs an imaginative 'counter-apocalypse' that includes prophetic passion for justice.

Catherine defines apocalypse as an embodied habit. It is in us and around us, constituting a "multi-dimensional, culture pervading spectrum of ideological assumptions, group identities, subjective responses and historical habits" (P. xi). According to Catherine, apocalypse does not lie outside of our subjectivities. For her, apocalypse is a disclosure of an opening. Apocalypse did not originally denote cataclysm or end. The Greek word apokalypsis means to unveil, to disclose, and to reveal. In this book, she particularly speaks of an apocalypse pattern operating in/ as western history. So she tries to re-read 'John's apocalypse' / the book of Revelation as a 'pre-text' that influenced immensely the genealogy of the western history and culture. She invites the readers of the book to a kind of discursive hermeneutical engagement with this apocalyptic script in order to have a renewed vision of their own social, sexual, ethnic locations or con-texts.

What would make this book a "feminist" guide? For Catherine, the feminist construction of gender is a "configural zone," intersecting with other zones- like time, place, community and spirit that refract through the lens of apocalypse. Apocalypse, she says, provides a kind of kaleidoscope for cultural self-consideration. (Kaleidoscope provides us a kind of multiple/ refracted view of a subject.) Catherine wanted to make this work as a theological enquiry, because; "theology may help us to locate ourselves within the mythic history of apocalypse and to seek its present meaning" (P. xiii).

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Wos .. sounds simply awful Wink
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God and Power: Counter-Apocalyptic Journeys by Catherine Keller



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmm .. counter apocalyptic journeys 🤔 wonders what they are 🤔 Opposing theories of the end of days 🤷‍♀️ A well spring of feminist theories proposing a non patriarchal end of days 🤷‍♀️

The mind boggles 😏😬🤯 and explodes 😱

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