Compelling Knowledge: A Feminist Proposal for an Epistemology of the Cross

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Few feminist philosophers would expect to find a resonant dialogue partner in the sixteenth-century theologian and reformer Martin Luther. This book contends, however, that Luther's theology of the cross provides a solid theological and ethical basis for a surprisingly congenial conversation. The "epistemology of the cross" that emerges raises and responds to the essential epistemological questions of power, experience, objectivity, and accountability. Solberg describes the movement from lived experience to ...
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Few feminist philosophers would expect to find a resonant dialogue partner in the sixteenth-century theologian and reformer Martin Luther. This book contends, however, that Luther's theology of the cross provides a solid theological and ethical basis for a surprisingly congenial conversation. The "epistemology of the cross" that emerges raises and responds to the essential epistemological questions of power, experience, objectivity, and accountability. Solberg describes the movement from lived experience to "compelling knowledge": seeing what is the case, recognizing one's implication in it, and responding accountably.
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Few feminist philosophers would expect to find a dialogue partner in Martin Luther, but Solberg (religion, Gustavus Adolphus College) contends that Luther's theology of the cross provides a solid theological and ethical basis for a congenial conversation. The epistemology of the cross that emerges raises and responds to the essential epistemological questions of power, experience, objectivity, and accountability. Solberg describes the movement from lived experience to compelling knowledge<-->seeing what is the case, recognizing one's implication in it, and responding accountably. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780791433799
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Pages: 226

Table of Contents

Preface: A Meditation on El Salvador
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Feminist Epistemologies: Critiques and Concerns 23
Ch. 2 Luther's Theology of the Cross 55
Ch. 3 Drafting an Epistemology of the Cross 95
Ch. 4 Objections 141
Conclusion 161
Notes 169
Bibliography 213
Index 221
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