The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Theology [NOOK Book]

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Feminist theology is a significant movement within contemporary theology. The aim of this Companion is to give an outline of feminist theology through an analysis of its overall shape and its major themes, so that both its place in and its contributions to the present changing theological landscape may be discerned. The two sections of the volume are designed to provide a comprehensive and critical introduction to feminist theology which is authoritative and up-to-date. Written by some of the main figures in ...
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The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Theology

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Overview

Feminist theology is a significant movement within contemporary theology. The aim of this Companion is to give an outline of feminist theology through an analysis of its overall shape and its major themes, so that both its place in and its contributions to the present changing theological landscape may be discerned. The two sections of the volume are designed to provide a comprehensive and critical introduction to feminist theology which is authoritative and up-to-date. Written by some of the main figures in feminist theology, as well as by younger scholars who are considering their inheritance, it offers fresh insights into the nature of feminist theological work. The book as a whole is intended to present 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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Editorial Reviews

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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 (booknews.com)
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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781139816205
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/17/2012
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Religion
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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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