Gender, Ethnicity, And Religion

Gender, Ethnicity, And Religion

by Rosemary Radford Ruether
     
 

New vectors in the study of religion and theology

The study of religion and the practice of theology have been transformed in recent years by incorporating new perspectives on race, ethnicity, and gender. This volume of work by twelve young scholars highlights new work at this fruitful nexus.

In historical and social studies, new methodologies from… See more details below

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New vectors in the study of religion and theology

The study of religion and the practice of theology have been transformed in recent years by incorporating new perspectives on race, ethnicity, and gender. This volume of work by twelve young scholars highlights new work at this fruitful nexus.

In historical and social studies, new methodologies from social theory, cultural anthropology, and gender studies have emerged that take religion explicitly into account and thereby illumine other cultural values. In theology, too, increased appreciation for the cultural location of all theologies and theologians has led to more contextual theologies and cultural-specific religious insights.

The volume sheds particular light on the role of religious agency in African American and Caribbean social transformations (such as post-Civil-War laws and the lunch-counter struggles of the 1960s) and religious practices (such as folk healing, church women's roles in turn-of-the-century New Orleans, religious music). But the volume also offers new, ethnically influenced theological perspectives: specific contributions to Carribean, Cuban, womanist theologies and explorations of sacramental theology, ecotheology, and spirituality. Introduced by Rosemary Ruether, contributors include:
*Jacqueline Battolora
*Rosalind Hinton
*Elaine Caldbeck
*Sue Horner
*Barbara Issacs
*Stephanie Mitchem
*Jocelyn Azada
*Margarita Suarez
*Jennifer Simpson
*Barbara Flores
*Kimberly Willis
*Rita Lester
*Patricia Ann Johnson.

About the Editor
Rosemary Radford Ruether is Georgia Harkness Professor of Theology at Garrett-EvangelicalTheological Seminary and author of, among other titles, Women and Redemption (Fortress Press, 1998).


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800635695
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1Whiteness: The Workings of an Ideology in American Society and Culture3
2Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Alma Lillie Hubbard's Musical Career in New Orleans, 1900-193224
3The Poetry of Pauli Murray, African American Civil Rights Lawyer and Priest45
4The Lunch Counter Struggle, 1960-1963: Women Remapping Boundaries of Race, Gender, and Vocation66
5Trying to Be God in the World: The Story of the Evangelical Women's Caucus and the Crisis over Homosexuality99
6Diaspora Economics: Filipino American Families and Globalization125
7The Garifuna Dugu Ritual in Belize: A Celebration of Relationships144
8Across the Kitchen Table: Cuban Women Pastors and Theology173
9Womanist Theology as Counter-Narrative197
10Claiming the "Fearsome Possibility": Toward a Contextual Christology of Disability215
11The Nature of Nature: Ecofeminism and Environmental Racism in America230
12"To Make the Wounded Whole": Womanist Explorations of Reconciliation247

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