Sexism and God-Talk Toward a Feminist Theology

ISBN-10: 080701205X

ISBN-13: 9780807012055

Edition: 10th 1993 (Anniversary)

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"By the time Ruether finishes, systematic theology has undergone a radical critique from which it emerges transformed rather than simply modified or totally rejected. She has constructed a full-fledged feminist theology-the first within a Christian context."-The New York Times Book Review
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 4/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

American feminist theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ruether graduated from Scripps College in 1958 and received her doctorate in classics and patristics from Claremont Graduate School in 1956. In 1976 she became Georgia Harkness Professor of Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, a position she continues to hold. An activist in the civil rights and peace movements of the 1960s, Ruether turned her energies to the emerging women's movement. During the 1970s and successive decades, feminist concerns impelled her to rethink historical theology, analyzing the patriarchal biases in both Christianity and Judaism that elevated male gender at the expense of women. Her rigorous scholarship has challenged many of the assumptions of traditionally male-dominated Christian theology. Recognized as one of the most prolific and readable Catholic writers, Ruether's work represents a significant contribution to contemporary theology, and her views have influenced a generation of scholars and theologians. Her imprint on feminist theology has been reinforced by her lectureships at a number of universities in the United States and abroad.

Acknowledgments
Act I: The Kenosis of the Father
The Kenosis of the Father: A Feminist Midrash on the Gospel in Three Acts
Act II: The Iconoclastic Teacher
Scene I
Scene II
Act III: Mary Magdalene's Witness
Feminist Theology: Methodology, Sources, and Norms
Sexism and God-Language: Male and Female Images of the Divine
Woman, Body, and Nature: Sexism and the Theology of Creation
Anthropology: Humanity as Male and Female
Christology: Can a Male Savior Save Women?
Mariology as Symbolic Ecclesiology: Repression or Liberation?
The Consciousness of Evil: The Journeys of Conversion
Ministry and Community for a People Liberated from Sexism
The New Earth: Socioeconomic Redemption from Sexism
Eschatology and Feminism
Notes
Index
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