Gender roles have been debated for centuries, and now Sarah Bessey offers a clarion freedom call for all who want to realize their giftedness and potential in the kingdom of God. Through a thoughtful review of biblical teaching and church practices, Bessey shares how following Jesus made a feminist out of her.
Gender roles have been debated for centuries, and now Sarah Bessey offers a clarion freedom call for all who want to realize their giftedness and potential in the kingdom of God.
Author: Sarah Bessey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The most up-to-date and comprehensive case for the feminist interpretation of Jesus and Christianity ever published. The fruit of decades of research and commitment, Swidler analyzes the role of women in each of the Gospels, asserts that women were involved in the writing of 2 of the gospels, and outlines the ways in which modern Christianity would not exist without strong women in the church.
The most up-to-date and comprehensive case for the feminist interpretation of Jesus and Christianity ever published.
Author: Leonard J. Swidler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Introduces the methods, ideas, and contributions of recent feminist theology to present modern beliefs about the Christian faith from a woman's perspective, exploring the history of feminist theology, the value of reading Scripture from a feminist perspective, and the enhancing potential of feminism in the church. Original.
A feminist relational Christology taking into account experiences of sexual abuse and the abuse of power based on the exclusivity of the Christ symbol . One possible manifestation , but by far not the only one , of such erotic power is ...
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
A non-threatening entrance into texts from the Apostolic Fathers to Mary Daly.
The Figure of Jesus The role of Jesus becomes quite different in feminist theology. His is a root story for the redemptive process in which we must all be engaged, but he does not and cannot do it for us. Redemption cannot be done by ...
Author: William P. Anderson
Publisher: Fortress Press
Essays discuss women's role in the church, the interpretation of Scripture, the use of Biblical materials, women in the Bible, female sexuality, battered women, and Biblical authority
The striking amount of biblical material that recounts Jesus ' special regard for women , despite androcentric reaction , was the beginning point for the development of a feminist interpretation of the Bible . Examples of Jesus ' care ...
Author: Letty M. Russell
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
A Feminist Companion to Reading the Bible: Approaches, Methods and Strategies forms a conclusion to the series of 10 volumes published in the groundbreaking Feminist Companion to the Bible since 1993. Not only is this the companion to the Companion, but, it is at the same time the forerunner and companion to a second series of nine volumes of the Feminist Companion. In all, there will be a unique collection of 20 volumes representing the enormous range of influence that feminist criticism has come to have in biblical studies. Anchored always in particular biblical texts, the essays in this multi-authored Companion to Reading the Bible have a distinct methodological slant, reflecting the numerous developments in feminist criticism that have occurred since the first books in the series were published, and forming an indispensable handbook for every biblical scholar and student today.
Instead of focusing on Jesus, feminist scholars are more interested in the woman, whom they consider the protagonist of the story. In a much quoted essay, Sharon H. Ringe cheers the woman for her gutsiness, wit, and self-possession'.
Author: Athalya Brenner-Idan
Publisher: A&C Black
FEMINIST CRITICISM will offer the reader explicitly what the Bible says. Feminist criticism is a form of literary criticism that is based on feminist theories. The worldview of feminism uses feminist principles to interpret the word of God. Biblical feminists argue that they are merely focused on creating equal opportunities to serve. They say that they want the freedom to follow Jesus Christ as he has called them. They assert that they merely want to use the gifts that he has given them in God’s service. Biblical feminists maintain that Scripture clearly states the worth and value of men and women equally when it comes to serving God. Biblical feminists also say that they want to partner with the men when it comes to taking the lead in the church and parenting in the home. They seek mutual submission and subjection in the church leadership and the home headship, not what they perceive to be a male hierarchy. FEMINIST CRITICISMwill gently and respectfully address these issues with Scripture.
Feminist theology is divided when it comes to the second person in the Trinity, Jesus. Feminist theologians acknowledge there are instances in which he treated women well,53 but there are also instances in which he acts less than ...
Author: Dianna Newman
Publisher: Christian Publishing House
Kathleen Corley challenges the assumption that Jesus himself fought patriarchal limitations on women. Rather the analysis of his authentic teaching suggests that while Jesus critiques class and slave/free distinctions in his culture, his critique did not extend to unequal gender distinctions.
Kathleen Corley challenges the assumption that Jesus himself fought patriarchal limitations on women.
Author: Kathleen E. Corley
Publisher: Polebridge PressWestar Inst
In the early years of contesting patriarchy in the academy and religious institutions, feminist theology often presented itself as a unified front, a sisterhood. The term "feminist theology," however, is misleading. It suggests a singular feminist purpose driven by a unified female cultural identity that struggles as a cohesive whole against patriarchal dominance. Upon closer inspection, the voice of feminist theology is in fact a chorus of diverging perspectives, each informed by a variety of individual and communal experiences, and an embattled scholarly field, marked by the effects of privilege and power imbalances. This complexity raises an important question: How can feminist theologians respect the irreducible diversity of women's experiences and unmask entrenched forms of privilege in feminist theological discourse? In Feminist Theology and the Challenge of Difference, Margaret D. Kamitsuka urges the feminist theological community to examine critically its most deeply held commitments, assumptions, and goals-especially those of feminist theologians writing from positions of privilege as white or heterosexual women. Focusing on women's experience as portrayed in literature, biblical narrative, and ethnographic writing, Kamitsuka examines the assumptions of feminist theology regarding race and sexuality. She proposes theoretical tools that feminist theologians can employ to identify and hopefully avoid the imposition of racial or sexual hegemony, thus providing invaluable complexity to the movement's identity, and ultimately contributing to current and future Christian theological issues. Blending poststructuralist and postcolonial theoretical resources with feminist and queer concerns, Feminist Theology and the Challenge of Difference makes constructive theological proposals, ranging from sin to christology. The text calls feminist theologians to a more rigorous self-critical approach as they continue to shape the changing face of Christian theological discourse.
2; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Sex, Race, and God: Christian Feminism in Black and White (New York: Crossroad, 1989), 93. 53. Jacquelyn Grant, White Women's Christ and Black Women's Jesus: Feminist Christology and Womanist Response ...
Author: Margaret D. Kamitsuka
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Originally published in 2004. Feminist discourses have focused sustained and sometimes devastating critical attention on Christianity over the last fifty years. Today feminisms remain significant but often ambiguous forces in contemporary Christian theology. At a time in which questions about the success and viability of feminisms are increasingly posed, Feminist Christian Encounters makes a unique contribution to the ongoing investigation into the creative relationship between feminisms and Christianity. Angela Pears identifies some of the key theological and methodological mechanisms by which Christian feminist theologies are informed, sustained, and made possible by feminist values and critiques. Pears argues that certain strategies characterize the facilitation of this dialogue in contemporary Christian feminist theologies, enabling theologians to accept the values and critiques of feminisms whilst at the same time proclaim some level of commitment to Christianity. Engaging in a process of deconstruction of the methodologies of key Christian theological thinkers who have made use of feminisms in their theologies, this book reveals the mechanisms of feminist Christian encounter at work.
Reconstructing the Christ Symbol: Essays in Feminist Christology, New York: Paulist Press, p.61. 58 Swidler, L., (1971), "Jesus Was a Feminist", Catholic World, January 1971, 177-83. 59 Ruether, R., (1981), To Change the World: ...
Author: Angela Pears
Feminist theology is a significant movement within contemporary theology. The aim of this Companion is to give an outline of feminist theology through an analysis of its overall shape and its major themes, so that both its place in and its contributions to the present changing theological landscape may be discerned. The two sections of the volume are designed to provide a comprehensive and critical introduction to feminist theology which is authoritative and up-to-date. Written by some of the main figures in feminist theology, as well as by younger scholars who are considering their inheritance, it offers fresh insights into the nature of feminist theological work. The book as a whole is intended to present a challenge for future scholarship, since it critically engages with the assumptions of feminist theology, and seeks to open ways for women after feminism to enter into the vocation of theology.
White Women's Christ and Black Women's Jesus: Feminist Christology and Womanist Response, Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1989. Grey, Mary. Redeeming the Dream: Feminism, Redemption and Christian Tradition, London: SPCK, 1989.
Author: Susan Frank Parsons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Based on the author's thesis (Th.D.)--Leiden University, 1971.
9 - Feminist Christologies ( note 116 , p . 297 ) Brock , Rita N. Journeys by Heart : A Christology of Erotic Power . New York : Crossroad , 1988 . Grant , Jacquelin . White Women's Christ and Black Women's Jesus : Feminist Christology ...
Author: Jan A. B. Jongeneel
Publisher: Peter Lang
The twelve essays in this volume explore, through various approaches, not only the biblical portraits of Mary but also both "the quest for the historical Mary" and the understandings of those portraits through the centuries. Valerie Abrahamsen, Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley, John Dominic Crossan, Mary F. Foskett, Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Deirdre Good, Jorunn Økland, Jane Schaberg, George H. Tavard, John van den Hengel, Pieter W. van der Horst, and George T. Zervos offer contributions that address such topics as the understandings of sexuality, the divine feminine, soteriology, first-century social history, christology, Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox hermeneutics, ecumenical and interfaith relations, and the meaning of "virginity." Volume 10 of the Feminist Companions to the Bible Series>
Cook , J.G. , The Interpretation of the New Testament in Greco - Roman Paganism ( Peabody , MA : Hendrickson , 2002 ) . Corley , K.E. , Women and the Historical Jesus : Feminist Myths of Christian Origins ( Santa Rosa , CA : Polebridge ...
Author: Amy-Jill Levine
Publisher: A&C Black
A strong critique of traditional atonement theology is found in the work of many contemporary feminist theologians. This approach, in large part, is related to the notion of women's experience--a category that is used widely within feminist theology. But what is women's experience and how does it affect feminist theology, particularly views on the atonement? The category of women's experience is pivotal to feminist theology, yet its use may lead to models of atonement that place excessive stress upon the subjective element of Christ's saving work thereby neglecting to address adequately the objective aspects of the cross. This book focuses on the methodological issues regarding the category of women's experience generally, its definition and use in feminist theology, with a more detailed analysis of its use in the context of feminist theologies of atonement. Utilizing the work of a wide variety of feminist theologians in conversation with theologies of experience, this work attempts to understand the role of women's experience as it shapes feminist views on the atonement, noting the strengths and limitations of feminist approaches to soteriology.
Fiorenza, Francis Schüssler. Foundational Theology: Jesus and the Church. New York: Crossroad, 1984. Fulkerson, Mary McClintock. Changing the Subject: Women's Discourses and Feminist Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1994. Fuss, Diana.
Author: Linda D. Peacore
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Christology is especially problematic for feminists. Because Jesus was undeniably male and because the Christian church claims him as the unique God-bearer, feminist christology confronts the dual tasks of explaining the significance of a male God-bearer for women and creating a christological model adequate to feminist experience. Jacquelyn Grant rehearses the development and challenges of feminist christology and argues that, because it has reflected the experience of White women predominantly, it fails to speak to the concerns of non-white and non-western women. In response to this failure, Grant proposes a womanist theology and christology that emerge from and are adequate to the reality of contemporary Black women.
Jacquelyn Grant rehearses the development and challenges of feminist christology and argues that, because it has reflected the experience of White women predominantly, it fails to speak to the concerns of non-white and non-western women.
Author: Jacquelyn Grant
Category: Black theology
This book is a collection of ten essays, all focused on the realities of conducting feminist work within Christian universities and colleges, as well as churches. The purpose of this collection emerges from the contributors lives at the intersection of feminist ideas and the Christian contexts in which they work. The book s focus is on the ways in which feminism continues to meet resistance from Christian institutions and communities. Within these contexts, the authors describe the ongoing challenges they face as feminists with their students, their colleagues, their pastors, their fellow congregants, their peers, and their own families. Scholars, clergy, students, and readers interested in understanding feminism more deeply, and interested in the intersection of religion, feminism, and scholarly life will find this collection invaluable. Readers will find insights into the everyday feminist work of academics, the development of more inclusive student-life climates, feminist learning in college classrooms, and the obstacles to creating more inclusive Christian churches. These essays are honest, heartfelt, and helpful in envisioning more liberating paradigms and practices for feminist Christians who continue to negotiate current realities in integrating feminism with faith in many contexts."
Fell (1666) summarized her defence of women's right to speak on spiritual matters thus: And so let this serve to stop that opposing Spirit that would limit the Power and Spirit of the Lord Jesus, whose Spirit is poured upon all Flesh, ...
Author: Allyson Jule
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
This book is a collection of essays by thirteen feminist and womanist authors who locate themselves within the Reformed tradition. Topics explored include: the Trinity, creation, election, atonement, the church, fear, resistance, and vocation. This book will be of great interest to scholars and students interested in feminist theology. The Columbia Series in Reformed Theology represents a joint commitment by Columbia Theological Seminary and Westminster John Knox Press to provide theological resources from the Reformed tradition for the church today. This series examines theological and ethical issues that confront church and society in our own particular time and place.
Let me briefly discuss three that are of particular concern to Reformed and feminist theologians . First , we universalize the particularities of Jesus Christ , using them to establish that those with certain particularities should be ...
Author: Amy Plantinga Pauw
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
This volume highlights the relevance of globalization and the insights of gender studies and religious studies for feminist theology. It focuses on the changing global contexts for the field and its movement towards new models of theology, distinct from the forms of traditional Christian systematic theology and of secular feminism.
White Women's Christ and Black Women's Jesus: Feminist Christology and Womanist Response. Atlanta: Scholars Press. Grau, Marion (2004). Of Divine Economy: Refinancing Redemption. New York: T&T Clark. Grewal, Inderpal, and Kaplan, ...
Author: Mary McClintock Fulkerson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
This volume critically engages with the problems traditional Christology raises for feminist theology. It also explores the creative engagements of feminist theologians with the person of Jesus.
Through the embodiment of these women Christ is indecent , the one who expands the edges of categories and seeks life . Althaus - Reid says : The fact is that the Christological process starts not with the first meetings of church ...
Author: Lisa Isherwood
Publisher: A&C Black