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EWA 2, Body and Sexuality, Theological and Pastoral Perspectives (35)

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Bodily Representation of Hindu Goddesses: A Feminist Perspective by A. Metti, India

Abstract The cult of the mother goddess has an unbroken history in the Hindu religious ethos. If Brahman is fire, Sakti is its burning po…

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0 Jun 15, 2009

India, the Land of the Karmasutra: Erotic Love and Christian Sexuality - A Pastoral Concern, by Valerie d'Souza

Abstract: When we explore the theme of this year’s conference, namely “Body and Sexuality: theological-Pastoral Perspectives of Women in A…

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The Universe as Body or Womb of God, Theologizing on Difference and Interdependence. By Jeane Peracullo

Abstract Platonic and Cartesian dualism, both of which favor the soul over the body, have led to all too familiar consequences such as th…

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0 Jun 15, 2009

Can God Wear High Heels: A Conversation Towards a Better Understanding of God’s Nature, by Marylou Menezes

In Catholicism, apart from Mary, it is difficult to find an expression of the feminine that is on the same level of importance as the Trin…

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Pauline Body in 1 Corinthians — a Metaphor of the Whole Human Being and the Christian Community by Nozomi Miura

The image of body runs through the First Epistle to the Corinthians, providing a coherent imagery throughout the letter. The basic problem…

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The Gender Identity of the Reader of Ezekiel 16 Does Matter Julia Ong, Singapore

Ezekiel Chapter 16 presents the analogy of a nymphomaniac harlot to contrast the unfaithful Israel with the magnanimous love of God. If th…

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0 Jun 15, 2009

Ecological Approach Towards Re - Defying Sexuality of Women in the Context of Building Bridges East and West

Abstract of the paper by Dzintra Ilishko, Latvia, Eastern Europe (ESWTR representative) The Western world sees the universe as the machine…

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0 Jun 15, 2009

The Role of Myanmar Women in Society and in Religion, by Sr. Ann Shwe, Myanmar

Although convinced that it is good to be a woman, the author maintains that in the lived experience of Myanmar women in society and in rel…

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0 Jun 15, 2009

Queer Revisions of Christianity by Sharon A. Bong, Malaysia

(Brief of the Paper) Bong does a critical reading of ‘Pope John Paul II’s Letter to Women’ through the lens of feminism-postmodernism as a…

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Reflections on the Spirituality of Ageing Korean Women The Empowerment of the Sacred in their Body-image and Inner Life

Brief of the Paper by Han Soon Hee, rscj, Korea The paper explores the difficulties accompanying the ageing process of older Korean women.…

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0 Jun 15, 2009

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