What makes men and women identify with Judith? A Jungian mythological perspective on the feminist value of Judith today

Inspired by her student's overwhelmingly positive interpretation of Judith as a model for women's liberation in diverse African contexts - despite the debate around the feminist value of Judith-Judith - the author deals with what could possibly allow men and women, particularly the latter,...

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Published in: Hervormde teologiese studies Vol. 68; no. 1; pp. 1 - 9
Main Author: Efthimiadis-Keith, Helen
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Portuguese
Afrikaans
Published: Pretoria AOSIS (Pty) Ltd 01-01-2012
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Reformed Theological College of the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Pretoria and Society for Practical Theology in South Africa
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Summary: Inspired by her student's overwhelmingly positive interpretation of Judith as a model for women's liberation in diverse African contexts - despite the debate around the feminist value of Judith-Judith - the author deals with what could possibly allow men and women, particularly the latter, to interpret Judith positively today. Given her interest in Jungian individuation theory and Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) mythology, the author investigates the subject matter by exploring Judith's relation to male and female individuation patterns, the myths of the hero's quest and Demeter-Kore, and ANE warrior-goddess myths. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
ISSN: 0259-9422
2072-8050
2072-8050
DOI: 10.4102/hts.v68i1.1267