Item description for Feminist Theologies: Legacy and Prospect by Rosemary Radford Ruether...
Overview An exploration of the history and future of feminist theology
Publishers Description This indispensable volume traces the rapidly evolving feminist scene in theology over the last generation and highlights specific contributions that have been and are being made. Although prominently Christian, the book also includes feminist initiatives from Judaism, Islam and Buddhism. The illustrious contributors offer an enlightening history, bracing analysis, and thoughtful proposals for the future.
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2007
Publisher AUGSBURG FORTRESS PUB. #99
ISBN 0800638948 ISBN13 9780800638948
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More About Rosemary Radford Ruether
A groundbreaking Catholic feminist, Rosemary Radford Ruether is the author of the seminal work "Sexism and God-Talk," has written over thirty books, and is an outspoken activist and distinguished scholar. She lives in Claremont, California. The Reverend Doctor Susan Thistlethwaite is President of the Chicago Theological Seminary, the author and editor of over a dozen books, and a frequent contributor to the "Washington Post." She lives in Chicago.
Rosemary Radford Ruether currently resides in the state of Illinois. Rosemary Radford Ruether has an academic affiliation as follows - Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary Pacific School of Religion Pr.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Feminist Theologies: Legacy and Prospect?
Three and a half stars - a basic introduction Dec 21, 2008
Three and a half stars. This book has strengths and weaknesses. The strength of the book is in its diverse representation of feminist perspectives - from Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Pacific Asian and Latina perspectives. Readers will find a diverse, but not complete representations of feminist perspectives on the liberal side of feminism. There are no conservatives present in this book, which some may see as a weakness. It is basically also a "non-book", meaning it is a collection of academic papers and perspectives from a feminist conference, so there are a diversity of themes loosely speaking to one another. Readers will find this a good, but not definitive collection (as it is a short book, this would be hard to expect of it), and will likely find it informative. Some essays are clearly stronger than others - particularly on Islam. This I thought was a good, overview essay of "Islamic feminism." So if you make it a part of your library on feminism, make sure it is not the only book you have read on the subject.