ISBN-10:
0800631838
ISBN-13:
9780800631833
Pub. Date:
08/31/1999
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Longing for Running Water: Ecofeminism and Liberation

Longing for Running Water: Ecofeminism and Liberation

by Ivone Gebara, David Molineaux
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Overview

Gebara's succinct yet moving statement of her principles of ecofeminism shows how intertwined are the tarnished environment around her and the poverty that afflicts her neighbors. From her experiences with the Brazilian poor women's movement she develops a gritty urban ecofeminism and indeed articulates a whole worldview. She shows how the connections between Western thought, partriachal Christianity, and environmental destruction necessitate personal conversion to "an new relationship with the earth and with the entire cosmos."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800631833
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 08/31/1999
Series: Biblical Reflections on Ministry
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,017,664
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ivone Gebara, a Brazilian Sister of Notre Dame, is one of Latin America's leading women theologians. She holds doctorates in philosophy and religious studies and has taught for many years at the Theology Institute of Recife (ITER). Among her half-dozen books are Trinity: A Word on Things New and Old (1995) and Longing for Running Water: Ecofeminism and Liberation (Fortress Press, 1999).

Table of Contents

Prologue

Introduction

> Knowing Our Knowing: The Issue of Epistemology

Epistemology in Search of Meaning

Knowledge and Ethics

The Hierarchical, Anthropocentric, and Androcentric Bias of Patriarchaal Epistemology

Patriarchal Epistemology in Theology

Ecofeminist Epistemology

The Human Person From an Ecofeminist Perspective Beginning to Talk about the Human Person

Questioning the Autonomy of the Human Person

The Patriarchal Perspective: Its Value and Limitations

"Person" in an Ecofeminist Perspective: A Tentative Construction

God: An Ecofeminist Approach to the Greatest of Mysteries Relatedness as a Language and an Experience of the Divine

Issues Raised about Ecofeminist Discource on God

God: Models and Mystery

God: My Hope

Ecofeminism and the Trinity Feelings and Associations Related to the Trinity

What Human Experience Is Described by Trinitarian Language?

Religious Language and Its Crystallization in Institutions

Reconstructing Trinitarian Meanings and Celebrating Life

Jesus From an Ecofeminist Perspective The Road I Have Walked with Jesus

Ecofeminist Challenges to Our Relationship with Jesus of Nazareth

That All May have Life: The Way to A new Understanding of Religion The Issue That Concerns Us

The Destruction of Green Things, of Diversity, and of Our Symbols

Religion and Community Life

A Religion That Isn't in Crisis

Religious Biodiversity: A Path in Need of Rediscovery

Epilogue: As the Deer Longs for Running Waters

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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