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Theology of The Womb

Knowing God through the Body of a Woman

Theology of The Womb

Knowing God through the Body of a Woman

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Publisher: Cascade Books
ISBN: 9781532662171
Number of Pages: 186
Published: 06/12/2019
Width: 15.2 cm
Height: 22.9 cm

If it is true that God is a male, then His Divinity or Deity is expressed in His masculinity. Yet I am a woman, and there are parts of my body; such as my breasts, my vagina, and my womb that are telling a story about God that I have never learned or understood. This is an exploration of the significance of a womb that must shed and bleed before it can create. How will we engage our body which cyclically bleeds most of our life and can build and birth a human soul? How will we honor the living womb, that lives and sometimes dies within us?

This is a book about the theology found in the cycle of the womb, which births both life and death. Every day each one of us is invited to create, and every day we make a decision knowing that from our creation can come death or life. Women’s voices have been silenced for a long time as society and the church has quieted their bodies. Will we courageously choose to listen to the sound of your voice, the song of your womb, and speak for the world to hear?

Christy Angelle Bauman, Dan Allender, Becky Allender

Dr. Christy Bauman is the author of three books: Theology of the Womb, A Brave Lament, and Coming Home. She is a psychotherapist, licensed supervisor, and adjunct professor who focuses her research on the female body, sexuality, and theology. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Andrew, and three kids, Wilder, Selah, and River. When not parenting, counseling, teaching, or writing, Christy can be found in the warm ocean spearfishing and seining for conch.

"This book is an invitation to inhabit our feminine bodies as known and loved by a God we reflect. Christy is our guide through vulnerable storytelling and expert scholarship and practice. She is at once both sister and therapist, friend and professional. In this work, she offers an intimate and profound study of finding the feminine in God. In a word, it is stunning."" --Beth Bruno, author of A Voice Becoming: A Yearlong Mother-Daughter Journey into Passionate, Purposed Living

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