oa Scriptura : Journal for Contextual Hermeneutics in Southern Africa - 'Springs of newness and beauty' : Grace Jantzen and the search for God

Volume 98, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0254-1807
  • E-ISSN: 2305-445X



One of the key foci in the work of Grace Jantzen is an investigation of how we speak about God and who does the speaking. In this article I describe two ideas she investigates, namely God as embodied and God as the divine horizon. A sub-theme is Jantzen's critique of the Western preoccupation with mortality, death and violence and her suggestion that we instead look for signs and metaphors of flourishing, 'springs of newness and beauty'.

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