The Oxford handbook of feminist theology /

"This innovative volume highlights the relevance of globalization and the insights of gender studies and religious studies for feminist theology. Beginning with a discussion of position of the discipline at the turn of the twenty-first century, the handbook seeks to present an inclusive account...

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Other Authors: Fulkerson, Mary McClintock, 1950-, Briggs, Sheila.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
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Edited by two respected experts in feminist theology, this volume draws on 27 highly regarded international scholars to create a much-needed anthology. It stands out by not simply seeking to expose the oppressive patriarchal nature of systematic theology, a tactic of classical feminist theology. Instead it addresses feminist theology with a central focus on a 21st-century globalized context, incorporating secular feminist thought, non-Christian theological reflections, and cultural narratives such as Xena: Warrior Princess. The first section discusses the historical development of feminist theology in the Judeo-Christian traditions during the past half-century. Section 2 examines the effects of globalization on feminist theology in a wide array of geographic regions representing all the inhabitable continents. Section 3 considers the implications of globalization on the genre of feminist theology, offering creative suggestions for the future study of feminist theology in a globalized context. This is not an introductory source. Overall, the essays are provocative, refreshing, and constructive. One weakness is that though the work purports a global perspective, the contributors are predominantly Western scholars, and most are Christian. Nonetheless, this is a must for women's studies collections in academic institutions. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty. S. D. Klopfer Georgetown College

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