She Who Is

The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse

Author: Elizabeth Johnson

Publisher: Herder & Herder

ISBN: 9780824522070

Category: Religion

Page: 355

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Winner of the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion. This classic explains what feminist theology is and how can we rediscover the feminine God within the Christian tradition. A profound vision of Christian theology, women’s experience, and emancipation. First published in 1992, it immediately caused a groundswell reaction for and against the concept of women's participation and role in the Christian church. It is both controversial and thought provoking. It served as the seminal text in the analysis of woman and Christianity. This 25th anniversary edition, with new content, will keep it in the forefront of the feminist theology conversation.

Beyond God the Father

Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation

Author: Mary Daly

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807015229

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 6219


'Certainly one of the most promising theological statements of our time.' --The Christian Century 'Not for the timid, this brilliant book calls for nothing short of the overthrow of patriarchy itself.' --The Village Voice From the Trade Paperback edition.

Speaking the Christian God

The Holy Trinity and the Challenge of Feminism

Author: Alvin F. Kimel

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 9780802806123

Category: Religion

Page: 337

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A collection of essays written by a wide diversity of scholars--including Thomas F. Torrance, Geoffrey Wainwright, Elizabeth Achtemeier, Colin Gunton, and Robert W. Jenson--that discuss and critically analyze the crucial theological issues at stake in the feminist theological agenda. The first volume of its kind to offer an orthodox, critical response to the proposals of contemporary feminist theology.

Friends of God and Prophets

A Feminist Theological Reading of the Communion of Saints

Author: Elizabeth A. Johnson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9780826411983

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 6516


"[Johnson's] book should be read slowly, thoughtfully and prayerfully by Christians of all denominations, for it has much to say about belonging to the communion of all the saints." -Christian Century>

God Beyond Gender

Feminist Christian God-language

Author: Gail Ramshaw

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9780800627744

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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The debate about God-language has two opposing extremes. One side maintains that biblical language and masculine pronouns must be retained. The other argues that female imagery for God is preferable. Now Gail Ramshaw presents a third position, urging the inclusion of many images for God, the correction of others, and the total avoidance of any pronouns.

Consider Jesus

Waves of Renewal in Christology

Author: Elizabeth A. Johnson

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780824511616

Category: Religion

Page: 149

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A general introduction to christology presents major themes about Jesus in accessible language.

Introducing Feminist Theology

Author: Anne M. Clifford

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1570752389

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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Introducing Feminist Theology responds to the questions "What is feminist theology?" and "Why is it important?" by considering the perspectives of women from around the globe who have very diverse life experience and relationships to God, Church and creation. Clifford introduces the major forms of feminist theology: "radical, " "reformist, " and "reconstructionist, " and highlights some of their specific characteristics.

Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love

Author: Elizabeth A. Johnson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472903730

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 2393


An examination of the relationship between faith in God and the concept of ecological care within a crisis of biodiversity

Sexism and God-talk

Toward a Feminist Theology : with a New Introduction

Author: Rosemary Radford Ruether

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807012055

Category: Religion

Page: 289

View: 3831


Looks at the Gospels from a feminist perspective, compares male and female images of the divine, and discusses male domination, Mariology, good and evil, women and the ministry, and eschatology

Quest for the Living God

Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God

Author: Elizabeth A. Johnson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826417701

Category: Religion

Page: 234

View: 2467


Concerned with new frontiers in our understanding of God, this book aims to spread the light of theological knowledge, 'ever ancient, ever new'.

Freeing Theology

The Essentials of Theology in Feminist Perspective

Author: Catherine M. Lacugna

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060649356

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 3855


This exciting collection brings together ten of the most respected women theologians today -- Anne E. Carr, Lisa Sowle Cahill, Sandra M. Schneiders, Mary Catherine Hilkert, Mary E. Hines, Mary Aquin O'Neill, Joann Wolski Conn, Catherine Mowry LaCugna, Susan A. Ross, and Elizabeth A. Johnson -- for the comprehensive introduction to each area of contemporary theology from a feminist perpective.

Sex, Race, and God

Christian Feminism in Black and White

Author: Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1606085697

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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The Female Face of God in Auschwitz

A Jewish Feminist Theology of the Holocaust

Author: Melissa Raphael

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134561717

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 564


The dominant theme of post-Holocaust Jewish theology has been that of the temporary hiddenness of God, interpreted either as a divine mystery or, more commonly, as God's deferral to human freedom. But traditional Judaic obligations of female presence, together with the traditional image of the Shekhinah as a figure of God's 'femaleness' accompanying Israel into exile, seem to contradict such theologies of absence. The Female Face of God in Auschwitz, the first full-length feminist theology of the Holocaust, argues that the patriarchal bias of post-Holocaust theology becomes fully apparent only when women's experiences and priorities are brought into historical light. Building upon the published testimonies of four women imprisoned at Auschwitz-Birkenau - Olga Lengyel, Lucie Adelsberger, Bertha Ferderber-Salz and Sara Nomberg-Przytyk - it considers women's distinct experiences of the holy in relation to God's perceived presence and absence in the camps. God's face, says Melissa Raphael, was not hidden in Auschwitz, but intimately revealed in the female face turned towards the other as a refractive image of God, especially in the moral protest made visible through material and spiritual care for the assaulted other.

Powers and Submissions

Spirituality, Philosophy and Gender

Author: Sarah Coakley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470692685

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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In this book Sarah Coakley confronts a central paradox of theological feminism - what she terms 'the paradox of power and vulnerability'. Confronts a central paradox of theological feminism – what Coakley terms 'paradox of power and vulnerability'. Explores this issue through the perspective of spiritual practice, philosophical enquiry and doctrinal analysis. Draws together an essential collection of Sarah Coakley's work in this field. Offers an original perspective into contemporary feminist theology.

Learning a New Language

Speech about Women and God

Author: Beverly Jane Phillips

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595367747

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 1936


"Nothing we can ever say about God, no words, will ever be adequate to describe the burning mystery which is the Divine, but opening up the vocabulary to include feminine names and pronouns will bring a dimension to our understanding of God that has been tragically neglected.The idea of SHE WHO IS brings to bear all the loving, care-giving, wisdom-supplying richness of the female created in God's image. The reality of the feminine in God is an idea we must consider and wrestle with if justice for all is to be a reality in the world. We must learn a new language." (from Learning a New Language)

Creation and the Cross

The Mercy of God for a Planet in Peril

Author: Elizabeth A. Johnson

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781626983090

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 2830


Confronting the woeful legacy of a centuries'-old theology, Johnson shows how the beauty of our faith tradition is deepened by being rooted in ecological reality. She lays out the foundations in scripture, the teachings of Jesus, and the early Church for an understanding that emphasizes the love and mercy of God, showing how this approach can help us respond to a planet in peril.

The Meaning of Christian Liturgy

Recent Developments in the Church of Sweden

Author: Oloph Bexell

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802868487

Category: Religion

Page: 177

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The Church of Sweden is the largest Lutheran church body in the world, with 6.5 million members that represent about 70% of the Swedish population. The Meaning of Christian Liturgy illuminates and explains the changes that have occurred in the liturgy of the Church of Sweden from 1980 to 2000. In the process, this volume asks a number of questions of immense importance not only within Sweden but also for Christian churches in the English-speaking world, including: How does participation in a liturgy make clear what "church" is about? What does liturgical participation say about who or what God is and about the community's encounter with God? How have churches lived with the changes and renewals introduced in the twentieth century? How does the church building shape worshipers' ideas of God and of church? Contributors: Torbjrn Axner Oloph Bexell Sven-Erik Brodd, Gordon W. Lathrop Karin Oljelund Boel Hssjer Sundman Gunnar Weman

The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theology

Author: Mary McClintock Fulkerson,Sheila Briggs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019927388X

Category: Political Science

Page: 580

View: 7958


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.