Theologising with the sacred 'prostitutes' of South India: towards an Indecent Dalit theology

Meeting Mathamma: Sacred 'Prostitute' and Mother Goddess -- What Theology Hides Under the Sari of a Sacred Sex Worker? -- A Body Theology of the Thrice Marginalised -- Liberating Scriptures Whores with the Devadāsīs -- Towards an Indecent Dalit The(a)ology with the Silenced Goddess.

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Published in:Currents of encounter
Main Author: Parker, Eve Rebecca
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Leiden Boston Brill [2021]
In: Currents of encounter (volume 65)
Series/Journal:Currents of encounter volume 65
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Devadāsī / Liberation theology / Exclusion
RelBib Classification:BK Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism
Further subjects:B Liberation Theology (India, South)
B Marginality, Social Religious aspects Christianity
B Marginality, Social (India, South)
B Devadāsīs (India, South)
B Devadāsīs Religious life
B Thesis
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Summary:Meeting Mathamma: Sacred 'Prostitute' and Mother Goddess -- What Theology Hides Under the Sari of a Sacred Sex Worker? -- A Body Theology of the Thrice Marginalised -- Liberating Scriptures Whores with the Devadāsīs -- Towards an Indecent Dalit The(a)ology with the Silenced Goddess.
"In Theologising with the Sacred 'Prostitutes' of South India, Eve Rebecca Parker theologises with the Dalit women who from childhood have been dedicated to village goddesses and used as 'sacred' sex workers. Parker uses ethnographic, anthropological, theological, hermeneutical and historical research and analysis in order to critically engage with the lived religiosity and daily struggles of the dedicated women, known as devadāsīs. In doing so, she works towards an Indecent Dalit Liberation Theology that challenges systems of oppression and cultures of impunity, including casteism, sexism, classism and a history of socio-political and religious marginalisation. The result is a profound theologising of struggle and resistance with the sexual narratives of the oppressed"--
Item Description:Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of St. Andrews, 2016
Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:9004450076