Blessed Are the Poor?

Blessed Are the Poor?

by Pamela D. Couture
     
 
In this penetrating examination of the reasons behind women's poverty in the United States, Pamela D. Couture argues that a logic of interdependence, informed by a feminist reappropriation of the classical theological tradition of Luther and Wesley, offers a basis for a more responsive, and responsible, family policy of "universalized care." Blessed Are the Poor?

Overview

In this penetrating examination of the reasons behind women's poverty in the United States, Pamela D. Couture argues that a logic of interdependence, informed by a feminist reappropriation of the classical theological tradition of Luther and Wesley, offers a basis for a more responsive, and responsible, family policy of "universalized care." Blessed Are the Poor? argues that the language of a long-standing American tradition--self sufficiency--has informed American family policy and has in turn contributed to the growth of women's poverty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780687036158
Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication date:
07/01/1991
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

2001 PAMELA COUTURE is Professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Care at Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, New York. She is an ordained United Methodist minister, and a former director of Candler School of Theology's program for Women in Theology & Ministry, and former director of the Faculty Resource Center of the Association of Theological Schools. Her work played a central role in the Lilly Foundation's Family, Religion & Culture project. She has also presented on the issues of children and poverty before nine United Methodist annual conferences.

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