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Redeeming Gender

Adrian Thatcher


Redeeming Gender argues that the problems about sexuality which continue to sap the churches’ energies are really about gender. The dominant understanding of women’s bodies in the Christian West has been that they are inferior versions of the superior male body. This ‘one-sex theory’ of the human body was replaced during the Enlightenment with a model of two opposite sexes. But both models are inadequate for a theological or a secular understanding of the sexed body. The book envisages relations between women and men no longer blighted by long-term patriarchy, androcentrism, and sexism in chur ... More

Keywords: body, body of Christ, Christology, gender, theology of gender, one-sex theory, patriarchy, redemption, sexuality, sexual difference

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198744757
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744757.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian Thatcher, author
Visiting Professor, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Exeter

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