Church in the Round Feminist Interpretation of the Church

ISBN-10: 066425070X

ISBN-13: 9780664250706

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Authors: Letty M. Russell
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 1/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Letty M. Russell was one of the world's foremost feminist theologians and a longtime member of the faculty of Yale Divinity School. She died on July 12, 2007, at age 77. She was one of the first women ordained in the United Presbyterian Church and served as pastor of the Presbyterian Church of the Ascension in East Harlem for ten years. She joined the faculty of Yale Divinity School in 1974 and retired in 2001. She wrote and edited numerous books, including Church in the Round: Feminist Interpretation of the Church, Dictionary of Feminist Theologies (with J. Shannon Clarkson),and Inheriting Our Mothers' Gardens: Feminist Theology in Third World Perspective (with Kwok Pui Lan, Ada Maria Isasi Dias, and Katie Cannon).

Preface
Round Table Connection
Round Table Talk
Connecting to the Margin
Faith, feminism, and the church
Table principle
Rereading from the margin
The Spiral Connection
Feminist methodology
Rereading from the context
Going around the spiral
Talking Back to Tradition
Feminist understanding of tradition
Community of faith and struggle
Feminist understanding of the church
Leadership in the Round
Order and Organization
Order and change
Organization and ordination
Quest for feminist leadership
Overturning the Masters' Tables
Iconoclasm of patriarchy
Women in leadership
House churches and household codes
Round Table Leadership
Community of the Spirit
Authority in community
Clues to feminist leadership
Kitchen Table Solidarity
Communities of Faith and Struggle
A Time of Kairos
Signs of jubilee
Confessing churches
Confessional churches
God's Mission and the Church
Mission of God
Missionary structures
Liberation structures
Liberation Communities
Renewed Christian communities
Basic Christian communities
Feminist Christian communities
Justice and the Church
Place of Salvation
Justice and salvation
No salvation outside the poor
Double sin of the church
Sign of Christ's Presence
Household of God
Signs of the church
Justice connection
Word Preached and Celebrated
Word purely preached
Sacraments rightly administered
Table fenced with justice
Welcome Table Partnership
Community of Hospitality
White Racism: A Church-Dividing Issue
Divided self and divided ministry
Forms of structural sin
Caught in the contradictions
Contradictions of Divine Election
Caught with his compassion down
Rereading the story of the chosen people
Bounded community
Hospitality and the Church
Need for identity
Diversity and hospitality
Hospitality on the margin
Spirituality of Connection
Sister Choice
Choosing to be a woman
Choosing to be whole
Kitchen table spirituality
Sister Outsider
Finding the margin
Rejecting the contradictions
Welcome table spirituality
Sister Circle
Choosing a tradition
Opening the circle
Round table partnership
Notes
Bibliography
Index of Scripture References
Index of Subjects
Index of Names
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