HTS Theological Studies
On-line version ISSN 2072-8050
EFTHIMIADIS-KEITH, Helen. What makes men and women identify with Judith?: A Jungian mythological perspective on the feminist value of Judith today. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2012, vol.68, n.1, pp. 1-9. ISSN 2072-8050.
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.