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Spiritual Eroticism and Real Good Loving in Tina McElroy Ansa’s The Hand I Fan With

English and Modern Languages Department, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA 30314, USA
Religions 2019, 10(4), 267; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10040267
Received: 3 April 2019 / Accepted: 9 April 2019 / Published: 15 April 2019
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By situating herself in the historical dialogue about Christianity, women, and sexuality, the author examines what many may consider an oxymoron—spiritual eroticism. The essay provides a definition of spiritual eroticism, one which takes it beyond intense sexual encounters but instead grounds the idea in the story of Oshun, the African deity of beauty, sensuality, and fertility. Spiritual eroticism is explored in Tina McElroy Ansa’s The Hand I Fan With. View Full-Text
Keywords: spirituality; Oshun; eroticism; God; Oya; ghost; spirits; honey; storms; caul spirituality; Oshun; eroticism; God; Oya; ghost; spirits; honey; storms; caul
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Bess Montgomery, G. Spiritual Eroticism and Real Good Loving in Tina McElroy Ansa’s The Hand I Fan With. Religions 2019, 10, 267.

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