Dancingin Wisdom's Ways
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Post-Enlightenment Western culture has valued reason and devalued intuition. The story, the oldest form of passing wisdom from one generation to the next, was devalued in favour of the lecture, and in methodological terms stories were reduced to the 'merely anecdotal'. The telling of the stories of women of the past as a way of validating the experience of contemporary women has helped to redress the oppression of the intuitive response by the tools of the enlightenment objectivity project. Many theologians have striven to place the experiencing subject at the centre of theological discourse rather than the tradition of objectivity rooted in dogmas and doctrines. This has been apparent in several ways. The centrality of lived experience to feminist theology reflects the role of Wisdom in the Hebrew Bible. Christianity is a much weaker position than other spiritualities with more overt sexual characteristics in their divinities, such as Hinduism and ancient Greek traditions.