Sexism and God-talk: Toward a Feminist Theology : with a New Introduction

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Rosemary Radford Ruether
Beacon Press, 1993 - Philosophy - 289 pages
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How did a religion whose founding proponents advocated a shocking disregard of earthly ties come to extol the virtues of the "traditional" family? In this richly textured history of the relationship between Christianity and the family Rosemary Radford Ruether traces the development of these centerpieces of modern life to reveal the misconceptions at the heart of the "family values" debate.
  

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Review: Sexism and God Talk: Toward a Feminist Theology

User Review  - Micah - Goodreads

I'm no expert, but if I were to recommend one book on feminist theology to your prototypical person on the street, this would be the one. Ruether systematically goes through all the big topics of ... Read full review

Review: Sexism and God Talk: Toward a Feminist Theology

User Review  - Lachelle - Goodreads

I loved the midrash that is in the beginning - it totally changed the way I understood God and Jesus and what is possible for Christianity. RRR asks questions in this classic text that are very relevant today, and if you read any book in feminist theology, it really should be this one. Read full review

Contents

Feminist Theology Methodology Sources and norms
12
Is There a Historical Tradition for Feminist Theology?
20
Conclusions
45
Sexism and GodLanguage Male and Female Images of the Divine
47
Male Monotheism and the Dualizing of Gender Metaphores
53
The Appropriation of the Goddess in Jewish and Christian Monotheism
54
GodLanguage Beyond Patriarchy in the Biblical Tradition
61
Toward a Feminist Understanding of Godess
68
Good and Evil as Male and Female
165
Sexism and Original Sin
173
Female and Male Journeys
183
Ministry and Community for a People Liberated from Sexism
193
Theologies of Exclusion and Inclusion
194
Ministry and Community for Liberation from Patriarchy
201
The New Earth Socioeconomic Redemption from Sexism
214
Liberal Feminism
216

Woman Body and Nature Sexism and the Theology of Creation
72
The Correlation of Dominated WomanDominated
75
The Trajectory of Alienation as Salvation from Nature
79
The Modern Return to Nature
82
Toward an EcologicalFeminist Theology of Nature
85
Anthropology Humanity as Male and Female
93
Patriarchal Anthropology
94
Egalitarian Anthropologies
99
Toward a Feminist Anthropology Beyond Liberalism and Romanticism
109
Christology Can a Male Savior Save Women?
116
The Patriarchalization of Christology
122
Alternative Christologies
127
A Feminist Christology
134
Mariology as Symbolic Ecclesiology Repression or Liberation?
139
The Church as Humanity Redeemed from Sexism
152
The Consciousness of Evil The Journeys of Conversion
159
Socialist Feminism
223
Radical Feminism
228
Is There and integrative Feminist Vision of Society
232
Eschatology and Feminism
235
Three Patterns of Hope
237
The Ambiguity of Christian Eschatology Toward Women
245
A Feminist Critique of Eschatology
250
WomanBodyNature The Icon of the Divine
259
Control over the Womb
260
Exploited Labor
261
The Rape of the Earth and its People
263
The Big Lie
264
The Disclosure of Divine Wisdom
265
Notes
267
Index
286
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Rosemary Radford Ruether is Visiting Scholar at the Claremont Graduate University and School of Theology. She is the author of numerous influential works in feminist theology and the history of theology and the editor of many others. Her recent works with Fortress Press include the edited volume Feminist Theologies: Legacy and Prospect (2007) and Many Forms of Madness: A Family's Struggle with Mental Illness and the Mental Health System (2010).

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