The Cambridge companion to feminist theology /

Corporate Author: Cambridge collections online.
Other Authors: Parsons, Susan Frank.
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Cambridge companions to religion.
Online Access: Online version
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This Companion to feminist theology, edited by Parsons (Cambridge Univ.), offers engaging and provocative essays by a range of feminist theologians from around the world, including Rosemary Radford Ruether, Rita Gross, Carol Christ, Kwok Pui-lan, and Mercy Amba Oduyoye. The essays summarize the multiple critiques of patriarchal theologizing and Christian metanarratives; they also provide multiple gendered readings of theology. The book offers an overview of the ways in which theologies grounded in women's experience have transformed God language, biblical exegesis, Christology, spirituality, practice, and eschatology. For all the lively debates and contested terrain suggested in this text, there is an odd sense of finality to the presentation itself, as if feminist theology has been normalized and become mainstream. If only the resistance and backlash were over, it would be joyous to know that feminist theology has taken its place in theological discourse as normative and acceptable! The "new readers and non-specialists" that this book seeks as its audience will be well served by the diversity of essays presented here. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and practitioners. P. K. Steinfeld Buena Vista University

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