God's Phallus and Other Problems for Men and Monotheism by Howard Eilberg-Schwartz

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God's Phallus explores the dilemmas created by the maleness of God for the men of ancient Judaism and for Jewish men today.
 

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Howard Eilberg-Schwartz is Associate Professor and Director of Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University. He is the author of "God's Phallus and Other Problems for Men and Monotheism" (1994). Wendy Doniger is Mircea Eliade Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago and author of "Women, Androgynes, and Other Mythical Beasts" (1980).
 
Published August 1, 1994 by Beacon Pr. 352 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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He postulates a homosexual tension between God and men, but what the meaning is of this tension being ""latent"" (in the Freudian sense) the author never makes clear, often allowing his considerable gift for interpretive pyrotechnics to overwhelm a more considered approach to how the first monoth...

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In recent years, feminists have argued that male images of God in the biblical religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) have served to diminish the power of women within these faiths.

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