TITLE

Psychoanalysis, Parents, and God: Julia Kristeva on Subjectivity and the Imaginary Father

AUTHOR(S)
Mercer, Joyce Ann
PUB. DATE
March 2002
SOURCE
Pastoral Psychology;Mar2002, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p243
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines Julia Kristeva's theories of language, subjectivity, and faith. Kristeva's perspectives contain surprising resources for feminist theologians concerned about gender-inclusive language for God. Her concept of the Imaginary father offers a way to understand how God-language functions for person in relation to their subjectivity. Such an understanding can assist feminist thinkers to move beyond contemporary stalemates in theological appropriations of object relations theory, toward new feminist perspectives on subjectivity and new practices for transforming gendered language about God.
ACCESSION #
6522080

 

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