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The Whole Of Life Beyond The Boundaries Of Monotheism?

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This chapter discusses some of the fundamental questions and problems that are raised by feminist and other religious thinkers regarding "the question of monotheism." It presents the different elements which are constitutive for what has become "the monotheistic problem." The question of the monos character of monotheism is the most explicit in all discussions with polytheism. Here the monos perspective is mostly and primarily understood as the Jewish, Christian (and Islamic) One-God as opposed to the many gods and goddesses. Not only the ambiguous religious practice of monotheism and some of its violent implications became increasingly apparent in the recent "monotheism discussions," but also the instability of the concept itself came to the fore. Some feminist theologians prefer to reject the term monotheism altogether and others choose to neglect this monos approach and its relation to polytheism.

Keywords: feminist theologians; monotheism; polytheism



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