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New Feminist Christianity: Many Voices, Many Views (Paperback)
Powerful insights from ministers, theologians, activists, leaders, artists and liturgists who are shaping the future.
"Christianity has been a source of the oppression of women, as well as a resource for unleashing women's full humanity. Feminist analysis and practice have recognized this. Feminist Christianity is reshaping religious institutions and religious life in more holistic, inclusive, and justice-focused ways." from the Introduction
Feminism has brought many changes to Christian religious practice. From inclusive language and imagery about the Divine to an increase in the number of women ministers, Christian worship will never be the same. Yet, even now, there is a lack of substantive structural change in many churches and complacency within denominations.
The contributors to this book are the thought leaders who are shaping, and being shaped by, the emerging directions of feminist Christianity. They speak from across the denominational spectrum, and from the many diverse groups that make up the Christian community as it finds its place in a religiously pluralistic world. Taken together, their voices offer a starting point for building new models of religious life and worship.
Topics covered include feminist: Theological VisionsScriptural InsightsEthical AgendasLiturgical and Artistic FrontiersMinisterial Challenges
Maria Pilar Aquino Rachel A. R. Bundang Wanda Deifelt Marie M. Fortune Mary E. Hunt W. Anne Joh Eunjoo Mary Kim Kwok Pui-lan Cynthia Lapp Shelly Matthews Virginia Ramey Mollenkott Eleanor Moody-Shepherd Surekha Nelavala Diann L. Neu Kate M. Ott Nancy Pineda-Madrid Marjorie Procter-Smith Meg A. Riley Victoria Rue Rosemary Radford Ruether Letha Dawson Scanzoni Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza Deborah Sokolove Jeanette Stokes Janet Walton Traci C. West Gale A. Yee Barbara Brown Zikmund
About the Author
Mary E. Hunt is a Catholic feminist theologian active in the women-church movement. Dr. Hunt lectures and writes on theology and ethics with particular attention to liberation issues. She is editor of A Guide for Women in Religion: Making Your Way from A to Z (Palgrave), among many other publications.
Hunt and Neu are cofounders and codirectors of the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER), a feminist educational center dedicated to creating and sustaining inclusive communities in society and religion, in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Diann L. Neu is a feminist liturgist and minister, spiritual director and psychotherapist. Dr. Neu is the author of Return Blessings: Ecofeminist Liturgies Renewing the Earth and Women's Rites: Feminist Liturgies for Life's Journeys. She designs liturgies for faith and justice communities, especially the women-church movement.
Hunt and Neu are cofounders and codirectors of the Women s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER), a feminist educational center dedicated to creating and sustaining inclusive communities in society and religion, in Silver Spring, Maryland.