The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Theology / Edition 1

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This book is a critical guide to the scholarly exploration of feminist theology. It describes the main features of this modern theological development and examines its major concerns and questions. It presents comprehensive and critical analyses of the essential matters of Christian doctrine written by contributors knowledgeable in feminist theology. The book presents 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.
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"...what awaits readers is a fine collection of essays on the shape and themes of Christian feminist thought. ...clearly written and suitable for students of women and religion classes as well as divinity school theology courses that need a feminist infusion." Feminist Collections

"A fine collection of essays..." Religious Studies Review

"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 'new readers and non-specialists' that this book seeks as its audience will be well served by the diversity of essays presented here. Recommended." Choice

"I would highly recommend [this text] for a wide range of readers, from the seasoned academic to the interested novice." Christian Century

Parsons (pastoral studies, Cambridge) introduces 14 papers by international scholars and theologians instrumental in reshaping Western Christian discourse. They address the emergence and diverse shapes of feminist theology, and such themes as recovering women's spirituality, ecofeminism, redeeming ethics, and an African female Christological model. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521663809
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/4/2002
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Religion Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,386,165
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

SUSAN FRANK PARSONS is Director of Pastoral Studies at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge.
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Table of Contents

Part I. The Shape of Feminist Theology: 1. The emergence of Christian feminist theology Rosemary Radford Ruether; 2. Feminist theology as inter-cultural discourse Kwok Pui-Lan; 3. Feminist theology as philosophy of religion Pamela Sue Anderson; 4. Feminist theology as theology of religions Rita M. Gross; 5. Feminist theology as post-traditional theology Carol Christ; 6. Feminist theology as Biblical hermeneutics Bridget Gilfillan-Upton; 7. Feminist theology as dogmatic theology Susan Frank Parsons; Part II. The Themes of Feminist Theology: 8. Trinity Janet Martin Soskice; 9. Jesus Christ Mercy Amba Oduyoye; 10. Holy spirit and spirituality Nicola Slee; 11. Creation Celia Deane-Drummond; 12. Redeeming ethics Susan Frank Parsons; 13. Church and sacrament/community and worship Susan A. Ross; 14. Eschatology Valerie Karras.
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