In Her Words a collection of selections from the writings of major female theologians, draws together texts from a broad array of confessional traditions, vividly illustrating the richness and diversity of women's contributions. Each piece presents a salient excerpt from its original text, set in modern English translation, with a brief introduction out-lining its historical and theological context. This book illustrates both the challenge and enriching contributions made to contemporary Christian theology by the increasing number of female theologians. The insight and perspectives brought together by Amy Oden in this comprehensive volume will prove useful to university and seminary classes, for those who want to discover for themselves and want to educate those within their influence about the contributions of women to the development of Christian thought.
In Her Words illustrates the contributions made to contemporary Christian theology by the increasing number of female theologians. Oden compiles selections from the writings of major female theologians from the early church through the present. The older selections have been translated into modern English. Each selection is accompanied by a brief introduction outlining its historical and theological context. Selections from the early church include Perpetua, The Martyrdom of Crispina, The Martyrdom of Agape, Irene, and Chione; from the monastic and middle period are Clare of Assisi, Hildegard of Bingen, Leoba, Julian of Norwich, and Catherine of Siena; and post-1500 C.E. include Teresa of Avila, Jane de Chantal, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Georgia Harkness.
Amy is the Professor of Early Church History and Spirituality Saint Paul School of Theology at OCU and the author of In Her Words and ou Welcomed Me. on Hospitality in Early Christianity, both published by Abingdon Press.
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