My Quests for Hope and Meaning: An Autobiography
My Quests for Hope and Meaning: An Autobiography

My Quests for Hope and Meaning: An Autobiography


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My Quests for Hope and Meaning: An Autobiography by Rosemary Radford Ruether

This book is an autobiography tracing Rosemary Radford Ruether's intellectual development and writing career. Ruether examines the influence of her mother and family on her development and particularly her interactions with the Roman Catholic religious tradition. She delves into her exploration of interfaith relations with Judaism and Islam as well. Her educational formation at Scripps College and the importance of historical theology is also a major emphasis. Mental illness has also affected Ruether's nuclear family in the person of her son, and she details the family's struggle with this issue. Finally in this intellectual autobiography, Ruether explores her long concern and involvement with ecology, feminism, and the quest for a spirituality and practice for a livable planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620327128
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/02/2013
Pages: 195
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Rosemary Radford Ruether earned her MA and PhD at Claremont Graduate University in 1960 and 1965. She has taught at the Howard University School of Religion in Washington, DC; at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois; at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California; and presently at the Claremont School of Theology and Graduate University. She is author or editor of forty-seven books.

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Chispa Carrier Rosemary Radford Ruether Renny Golden vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 Growing Up in Matricentric Enclaves 1

Photos 30

2 Catholicism: Critiquing, Expanding, Staying 34

3 The Warring Children of Abraham: Jews, Christians and Muslims 66

4 Explorations in Religion: Beyond Monotheism 90

5 Crises of the Mental Health System: Mind, Brain, and the Finite Self 114

6 Ecology, Feminism, and Spirituality for a Livable Planet 135

Bibliography of Published Writings of Rosemary Radford Ruether, 1963-2011 159

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