Crossing the Divide: Luther, Feminism, and the Cross

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Fortress Press - Religion - 184 pages
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Over the last two decades, traditional formulations of the idea of atonement have come under heavy attack from feminist theologians and others. They argue that the traditional view valorizes suffering and encourages people to acquiesce in needless self-sacrificing, that it is unseemly to think of God as demanding suffering of his son, and that the theology of the cross needs to be rethought in light of the whole life, ministry, and resurrection of Jesus. Equally committed to the insights of the theology of the cross and feminist theology, Deanna Thompson takes up these contentious issues here in a creative and nuanced way. Her work emerges from direct engagement with Martin Luther and the Heidelberg Disputation as well as with the architects of reformist feminism. She finds surprising common ground on issues of suffering, abuse, atonement, reform, ethics, and the import of Jesus, and her book culminates in a constructive and promising feminist theology of the cross.
 

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User Review  - Jesse Slimak - Christianbook.com

This is an excellent engaging book. While she is sympathic toward some of the claims of feminism she is not radical. The author makes a clear case for Luther's theology of the cross being applied to ... Read full review

Contents

Claiming the Cross
3
The Walls Come Tumbling Down
29
Down to the Very Depths 6 7
67
Part
93
On Becoming a Feminist Theologian of the Cross
139
Notes 62
162
Index
181
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