The Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming
Author: Catherine Keller
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This is a groundbreaking, highly original work of postmodern feminist theology from one of the most important authors in the field. The Face of the Deep deconstructs the Christian doctrine of creation which claims that a transcendent Lord unilaterally created the universe out of nothing. Catherine Keller's impassioned, graceful meditation develops an alternative representation of the cosmic creative process, drawing upon Hebrew myths of creation, from chaos, and engaging with the political and the mystical, the literary and the scientific, the sexual and the racial.
As a landmark work of immense significance for Jewish and Christian theology, gender studies, literature, philosophy and ecology, The Face of the Deep takes our originary story to a new horizon, rewriting the starting point for Western spiritual discourse.
Catherine Keller, Professor of Constructive Theology at Drew University, is a leading voice in contemporary constructive and feminist theology. Her books include Apocalypse Now and Then: A Feminist Guide the the End of the World and From a Broken Web: Separation, Sexism and Self.
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