The Theology of Dorothee Soelle

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Dorothee Sölle, Sarah K. Pinnock
A&C Black, Sep 10, 2003 - Religion - 260 pages
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Dorothee Soelle is a pioneering figure: a leader among German Christians in grappling with Auschwitz; a poet expressing utopian longings; a political activist, socialist, and liberation theologian; a mystic offering a vision of faith for people disillusioned with bourgeois Christianity. This is the first English language collection of original essays analyzing Soelle's work. It explores her contributions to biblical hermeneutics, Christian feminism, social ethics, post-Holocaust thought, Mysticism, literature, and political and liberation theology. Three recent pieces by Soelle, newly translated into English by Barbara and Martin Rumscheidt, are included. Contributors include Anne Llewellyn Barstow (retired, SUNY College at Old Westbury), Andrea Bieler (Pacific School of Religion/Graduate Theological Union), Christine E. Gudorf (Florida International Univeristy), Beverly Wildung Harrison (Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary), Nancy Hawkins (St. Bernard's Graduate School of Theology and Ministry), Carter Heyward (Episcopal Divinity School), Flora A. Keshgegian (Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest), Dianne L. Oliver (University of Evansville), Sarah K. Pinnock (Trinity University), Rosemary Radford Ruether (Graduate Theological Union), Martin Rumscheidt (retired, University of Windsor and Atlantic School of Theology), and Luise Schottroff (Pacific School of Religon/Graduate Theological Union). Sarah K. Pinnock is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Religious Thought at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and is the author of Beyond Theodicy: Jewish and Christian Continental Thinkers Respond to the Holocaust.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The World Can Be Different
19
Breaking the Ice of the Soul
31
Come Read with My Eyes
45
The Language of Prayer between Truth Telling and Mysticism
55
A Calling in a Higher Sense
71
Witnessing Trauma
93
Christ in the World
109
Dorothee Soelle Feminism and Medieval Women Mystics
147
Conversations with Meister Eckhart and Dorothee Soelle
169
MysticActivist
189
The Feminist Liberation Theology of Dorothee Soelle
205
Crossing Over
221
Dorothee Soelle as Pioneering Postmodernist
239
Contributors
257
Copyright

A Postmodern Response to Suffering after Auschwitz
129

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Sarah K. Pinnock is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Religious Thought at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

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