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Maid in God's Image

In Search of the Unruly Woman 

(5 Reviews)

By Verena Wright


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Designed for College Students Taking Courses that Explore the Feminine Dimension

In Maid in God's Image, Verena Wright explores the feminine dimension in a range of texts, including film, fiction, and Gospel. Based on explorations of the themes in Stephen King's Carrie, Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, and William Golding's Lord of the Flies, she examines the fears that lie beneath the repression of the feminine, and seeks to uncover a more positive appraisal of the "unruly woman" wherever she may be found. In looking at the startling ways in which certain voices have been silenced throughout history, she opens up new ways of seeing that acknowledge and value the feminine dimension as both a social and spiritual resource and an essential component of all human beings.

Product Details

Copyright: Sept. 17, 2008

Format: Paperbound

Size: 5.375 x 8.25

Length: 144 pages

Item number: 7020

ISBN: 978-1-59982-012-5

ISBN-10: 1-59982-012-9

Customer Reviews

By Joan Chittister

Paving the way for an entirely different world view on the spiritual nature and role of women.

By Sue Harper, professor of film history, University of Portsmouth

This is an important book which takes a lot of intellectual risks. Challenging those perceptions of religion which are rooted in traditional patriarchal views, it brings into focus those elements of female experience and culture which are usually silenced and repressed.

By David Forrester

Effective feminist writing at its best is informative, well-researched, thought-provoking without being aggressive, and persuasive through its use of reason. This book is all these things, besides being the product of a deep understanding of English literature and beautifully written.

By Mary Kelly, NDS

A well-researched and reflective account of the position of women in ecclesiastical and secular society, in the past and present. Verena Wright, wife, mother and "unruly" woman, uses literature, her own experience and other sources to discern and tell the story of women's inferior status.

By Bruce Kent

Thank God for unruly women like Verena Wright and for her positive and stimulating book. Parishes could well skip sermons on Sundays from time to time and read out chunks of it instead.
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