Religious Feminism and the Future of the Planet: A Christian - Buddhist Conversation

Religious Feminism and the Future of the Planet: A Christian - Buddhist Conversation


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Religious Feminism and the Future of the Planet: A Christian - Buddhist Conversation by Rita M. Gross, Rosemary Radford Ruether

Rita Gross and Rosemary Radford Ruether have long been known for their feminist contributions to Buddhism and Christianity, respectively. In this book, they talk candidly about what these traditions mean to them in both their liberating as well as problematic aspects. Throughout the book, their life stories provide the rich soil, perhaps even the rationale, for their theological and spiritual development. Despite the marked differences in their life histories and their respective religious faiths, Gross and Radford Ruether achieve surprising unanimity on the paramount issue: what engaged Buddhism and enlightened Christianity can offer in the struggle to create a new future for the planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474287142
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 10/06/2016
Series: Religious Studies: Bloomsbury Academic Collections Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Rosemary Radford Ruether is an American feminist scholar and Catholic theologian. She is currently Visiting Professor of Religion and Feminist Theology at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University, USA.

Rita M. Gross was Professor of Comparative Studies in Religion at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Dialogue about Dialogue
Part I: Lifestories
1. Autobiographical Routes to Dialogue Rita Gross
2. Autobiographical Roots of Dialogue Rosemary Radford Ruether
Part II: What Is Most Problematic About My Tradition?
3. Where Are the Women in the Refuge Tree? Teacher, Student, and Gender in Buddhism Rita Gross
4. Oppressive Aspects of Christianity Rosemary Radford Ruether
Part III: What Is Most Liberating About My Tradition?
5. What Keeps Me in Buddhist Orbit? Silence, Contemplation, and the Dharma Rita Gross
6. What I Find Liberating in Christianity Rosemary Radford Ruether
Part IV: What Is Most Inspiring For Me About The Other Tradition?
7. What I Have Learned From Buddhism Rosemary Radford Ruether
8. What Buddhists Could Learn from Christians Rita Gross
Part V: Religious Feminism and the Future of the Planet
9. Christina Resources for Ecological Sustainability Rosemary Radford Ruether
10. Buddhism and the Future of the Planet: Sustainability and Spiritual Discipline Rita Gross

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