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Sanders, Theresa 1963-

Works: 9 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 1,365 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: BS580.A4, 222.11092
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Most widely held works by Theresa Sanders
Approaching Eden : Adam and Eve in popular culture by Theresa Sanders( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides historical background from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim perspectives to show the relevance and prominence of Adam and Eve's story in life today, where we are inundated with references to the Garden of Eden in popular culture from an early age
Celluloid saints : images of sanctity in film by Theresa Sanders( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is written with two goals in mind. The first is to give film viewers some background and context for evaluating what they see on screen, By and large. Hollywood is not conversant with theological issues; occasionally, movies reveal an appalling ignorance about religion. More often, however, the approach movies take is simply flat-footed and unsophisticated. Giving readers the tools they need to interpret and critique cinematic portrayals of sanctity is one goal of this book."
Tenebrae : Holy Week after the Holocaust by Theresa Sanders( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body and belief : why the body of Jesus cannot heal by Theresa Sanders( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Provided Annotation Body & Belief is a work in postmodern Catholic theology that explores the meaning of brokenness: the broken bodies of Jesus & of the saints. The wounds of Jesus have been the focal point for innumerable devotions throughout the history of Catholic piety; there has, however, been very little attempt to read those wounds from a contemporary theological/philosophical perspective. This book is such an attempt, focusing not only on the broken & resurrected body of Jesus, but also on the martyred bodies of the saints, drawing on sources ranging from Saint Augustine & medieval mystic Angela of Foligno to deconstructionists Jacques Derrida & Mark C. Taylor. Its thesis, as fully developed in the final chapter, is that the holes in Jesus' body articulate a longing for God that is a human's deepest knowledge of God, a longing that is not a lack incapable of being filled, but is grace itself. Must reading for anyone interested in post-modern thought & Catholic theology. Theresa Sanders (PhD, Syracuse University) is on the faculty of the Department of Theology at Georgetown University where she teaches courses in Christian thought. Her reserarch interest is the intersection of postmodernity & Catholicism. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal for Cultural & Religious Theory & the Editorial Advisory Board for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Postmodernism
A penguin in the garden: the theological implications of young earth creationism - why they are winning by Eric C Marrapodi( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis explores the rise of Young Earth Creationism from its infancy to the present day, its theological implications, and what is next for the movement. First, this paper explores the framework for the argument by delving into the history of the movement by exploring the interpretation of the book of Genesis, and the rise of the Creation movement as the result of Darwinism taking hold as a scientific theory. Then, it explores the movement and strategies of contemporary Young Earth Creationists up to and including the Creation Museum and includes first person interviews with key players in the movement today. Finally, this paper includes a discussion about the future of the movement and who is winning the creation versus evolution battle in American culture
Desperately Seeking Mary: A Mystery, Model, and Message by Nona Scott Darrell( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White Sow, White Stag, and White Buffalo: The Evolution of White Animal Myths from Personal Belief to Public Policy by Christa N Selnick( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While white animal myths initially expressed humankind's universal and personal quest for holiness, over time these myths have been retold to convey a divine sanctioning of threatened cultures' governing bodies and used as justification for political and social policies including assimilation, warfare, and rebellion. Identifying this pattern sheds new light on cultures and events such as the Devonshire Celts and their relationship to Christianity in Late Antiquity, the Magyars and their land conquests of the early Middle Ages, and the Lakota people and their opposition to the United States government in the late nineteenth century, and may offer a model for understanding the policies of some of today's nations. This study begins with a general exploration of the elements and roles of folktale, legend, and myth as viewed through the lens of anthropology, sociology, philosophy and theology, and the work of Ernst Cassirer, Mircea Eliade, Joseph Campbell and Paul Tillich. The theories of Claude Lévi-Strauss and the findings of David Hunt, Florin Curta and others are used to analyze general color and animal symbols within various cultural contexts. Resultant conclusions are applied to specific myths, namely the Devon Celts' White Sow, the Magyars' White Stag, and the Lakota's White Buffalo. These myths, with their white animal symbols, are examined against the historical backdrop of the period in which these tales were popular within their cultures. As a result, a link is found between popular myth, major events and the political and social policies of the Devon Celts, the medieval Magyars, and the Lakota during times of cultural stress and change
Christian Patriarchy and the Liberation of Eve by Jennifer Emily Sims( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Christian Patriarchy is a set of beliefs held by many conservative Christians that outlines gender roles based on a literal interpretation of scripture. These gender roles, also referred to as biblical manhood and biblical womanhood, dictate the hierarchy of authority where Christ is the head of the household, the husband is the head of the wife. Children are primed at a very young age to demonstrate the tenets of biblical manhood and biblical womanhood, but for young girls, their paths are strictly laid out for them to marry, birth many Godly children, and serve their husbands. The fundamentalist reading of Genesis 2-3 is used to justify female submission via Eve's creation and subsequent role in the Fall of Humanity. This evangelical interpretation uses Genesis 2-3 as the foundational text to first justify women as subordinate based on creation order, and secondly justify women's submission on Eve's role in the Fall of Humanity. By using biblical interpretations to subordinate the woman's position vis-à-vis her husband, women in these conservative Christian homes are locked into this role with little chance to follow a different path, and are often dependent on a dominant male figure for survival. This thesis shall first give a background of Christian Patriarchy as well as the Quiverfull movement. Next I explore the world of young girls who escaped the movement, and their individual stories of Patriarchy. Lastly, I will assert that women can be religious and equal based on an alternative reading of the central biblical texts, Genesis 2-3. Biblical text referenced herein will be from the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) as well as the King James Version (KJV)
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Celluloid saints : images of sanctity in filmTenebrae : Holy Week after the Holocaust