Reviews - What do customers think about Introducing Feminist Christologies (Introductions in Feminist Theology)?
From the book Sep 21, 2005
This imaginative book challenges the oppressive model of an all-powerful God and highlights feminist interpretations of Christ across the globe. The author attempts to chart a course from questioning the relevance of a male savior to women-the many faces of Christ that have emerged from the lives of women (Jesus as lover, friend, or shaman, amongst other things)-to a place of reflection about the nature of Christological thinking in the twenty-first century. "Theology lived by women is not about systems of dogma, doctrines, and categories...Once women start theological reflection from their own embodied experience and from the earth, the face of theology changes," writes the author. The Introductions in Feminist Theology Series explores various theological topics that challenge patriarchal theology and suggests liberating alternatives. The authors and editors seek to expand the theological discourse by providing reliable guides to the history of thinking, current issues and debates, and possible future developments in feminist theology. The author teaches theology at the University College of St. Mark and St. John in Plymouth, England. She is the founding editor of the Journal of Feminist Theology
Brief and Informative Mar 2, 2005
Dr. Isherwood provides a brief introduction to Feminist Christologies in this book. She covers various elements in feminist thought and how Christ is a presence in this thought. WHile feminism tends to limit the discussion to white, western thought, Isherwood includes a good deal of womanist and Asian Feminist thought in the book also. The one problem is that she slights the contribution of Hispanic women in this book. They are included, but not fully represented as they could be. However, I do not feel that it undermines the book. THis book is good if you are looking for a general overview of the subject and the various elements in this subject. THe extensive bibliography also makes it helpful to go into deeper study of various areas if one chooses.