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 An Introduction to the Challenge of Difference

Margaret D. Kamitsuka

in Feminist Theology and the Challenge of Difference

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311624
eISBN:
9780199785643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311624.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Feminist theology, with relatively new institutional standing within the field of Christian theology, has become divided and enriched (from it's white feminist author's perspective) by difference — ... More


The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Rebekah L. Miles

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144161
eISBN:
9780199834495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144163.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Feminist theologians have commonly identified Reinhold Niebuhr's Christian realism as a prime example of a patriarchal theological ethic that promotes domination. In this study, the author claims ... More


Introduction: Christ, the Cross, and the Feminist Critique

Arnfríður Guðmundsdóttir

in Meeting God on the Cross: Feminist Christologies and the Theology of the Cross

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195397963
eISBN:
9780199827206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195397963.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to present a theological response to the feminists’ challenge to classical Christology, particularly the meaning of the cross, by means ... More


Creative Suffering of the Triune God: An Evolutionary Theology

Gloria L. Schaab

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195329124
eISBN:
9780199785711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329124.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The global reality of suffering and death has demanded an authentic theological response in every era and has impelled debate concerning God's relationship to suffering and the conceivability of the ... More


Introduction: Feminism and the Fathers

Morwenna Ludlow

in Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199280766
eISBN:
9780191712906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280766.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter begins with a discussion of Gregory of Nyssa's anthropology: ideas on what it means to be human — male and female —, which have caught the attention of feminist theologians. It then ... More


Freedom and Boundedness

Rebekah L. Miles

in The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144161
eISBN:
9780199834495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144163.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter starts by describing the setting within which the book was written, and provides an outline of the main contents. It the next two sections, it goes on to give the historical ... More


An Introduction to the Feminist Critique of the Christian Tradition

Arnfríður Guðmundsdóttir

in Meeting God on the Cross: Feminist Christologies and the Theology of the Cross

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195397963
eISBN:
9780199827206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195397963.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the three major issues of feminist theology: the role of women’s experience, the patriarchal bias of the Christian tradition, and sexism in our God-language. Given the feminist ... More


Feminist Reconstruction of Christology—Typology

Arnfríður Guðmundsdóttir

in Meeting God on the Cross: Feminist Christologies and the Theology of the Cross

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195397963
eISBN:
9780199827206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195397963.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents a typology of feminist Christological proposals that distinguishes among three Christological positions: first, the position which, on explicitly Christological grounds, holds ... More


 Women, Theology, and Film: Approaching the Challenge of Interdisciplinary Teaching

Gaye Williams Ortiz

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is a case study of a course offered in the theology and religious studies department of York Saint John College, an upper‐level undergraduate course titled Women, Theology, and Film. It ... More


The Cross of Christ: Symbol of Hope or Sign of Oppression?

Arnfríður Guðmundsdóttir

in Meeting God on the Cross: Feminist Christologies and the Theology of the Cross

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195397963
eISBN:
9780199827206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195397963.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores what it means for a feminist interpretation of the person and work of Christ to focus on the cross as the locus of our knowledge of God. Hence, the question: Is the cross of ... More


Conclusion: The Cross of Christ as a Symbol of Hope

Arnfríður Guðmundsdóttir

in Meeting God on the Cross: Feminist Christologies and the Theology of the Cross

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195397963
eISBN:
9780199827206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195397963.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. It argues that women’s experience of exclusion and oppression truly intensifies the ethical and the political dimension of a feminist theology of the ... More


Feminism and the Transgressing of Canonical Boundaries

William J. Abraham

in Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250035
eISBN:
9780191600388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250030.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Feminist theology began in part by making soteriology rather than epistemology central in its vision of canon. Unhappily scripture was, it was believed, deeply compromised as a means of liberation; ... More


Freedom for the World

Rebekah L. Miles

in The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144161
eISBN:
9780199834495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144163.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins with Reinhold Niebuhr's claim that human experience is both bound and free (human boundedness and human self‐transcendence), and goes on to examine the broader ethical ... More


What's So Bad About Reinhold Niebuhr?

Rebekah L. Miles

in The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144161
eISBN:
9780199834495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144163.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Because Reinhold Niebuhr has been so widely criticized by feminist theologians, a critical retrieval must first examine the extensive charges against him. To this end, this chapter outlines feminist ... More


 Gendered Charisma: Charisma and Women in African Pentecostalism

Ogbu Kalu

in African Pentecostalism: An Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195340006
eISBN:
9780199867073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340006.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter continues the discussion on Pentecostal missionary practice by focusing on another major question related to women: do Pentecostals adequately conceptualize and utilize the resources of ... More


Reading Gregory on Sex, Gender, and Embodiment

Morwenna Ludlow

in Gregory of Nyssa, Ancient and (Post)modern

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199280766
eISBN:
9780191712906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280766.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents some reflections on feminist readings of Gregory. There is a move away from what one might call relatively straightforward or surface readings of Gregory — ones which, for ... More


Gender Consciousness, Body Awareness, and the Humanization of Religion

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Awareness of gender roles, and gender role conditioning, became increasingly prevalent in late twentieth‐century America. As an outgrowth of the civil rights movement and experiments in consciousness ... More


Divine Mother, Blessed Mother: Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary

Francis X. Clooney

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195170375
eISBN:
9780199835379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170377.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Analyzing six Hindu and Christian hymns, Clooney asks questions such as: How have Hindu theologians made room for a feminine divine alongside the masculine, and why? How has Christian thinking about ... More


Śrī, Devī, Apirāmi, and Mary: Who and Why

Francis X. Clooney

in Divine Mother, Blessed Mother: Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195170375
eISBN:
9780199835379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170377.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter initiates a conversation drawing together feminist perspectives, contemporary goddess worship and the discipline of thealogy, Christian theological views of gender, and the age-old Hindu ... More


Feminist Theology as Theology of Religions

Rita M. Gross

in A Garland of Feminist Reflections: Forty Years of Religious Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255852
eISBN:
9780520943667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255852.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

“Theology of religions” is a relatively new term that has to do with noting the diversity among the religions of the world and developing conceptual tools for relating to and understanding that ... More


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