Christian Feminist Theology: A Constructive Interpretation
Christian Feminist Theology: A Constructive Interpretation  -     By: Denise Lardner Carmody
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This new introductory text constructs a Christian feminist theology, and lays out a view of the world indebted to both traditional Christian faith and recent feminist thought critical of that faith. It will be suitable for undergraduate college or university students, and presupposes no background in theology. Throughout the book Professor Carmody weaves back and forth, developing conversation stimulating for both partners. Christians, she suggests, need to reconsider their traditional categories for dealing with God, nature, the self, and human community, under the challenge of feminists who find such categories inadequate and even destructive. And feminists need to stay in touch with the perennial questions of being, sin, grace, sacramentality, and the like, which have found some truly profound answers in the history of Christian theological speculation.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 1995
Dimensions: 9.75 X 6.75 (inches)
ISBN: 1557865876
ISBN-13: 9781557865878

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This new introductory text constructs a Christian feminist theology, and lays out a view of the world indebted to both traditional Christian faith and recent feminist thought critical of that faith. Throughout the book Professor Carmody weaves back and forth, trying to develop a conversation stimulating for both partners. Christians, she suggests, need to reconsider their traditional categories for dealing with God, nature, the self, and human community, under the challenge of feminists who find such categories inadequate and even destructive. And feminists need to stay in touch with the perennial questions of being, sin, grace, sacramentality, and the like, which have found some truly profound answers in the history of Christian theological speculation. The book will be suitable for undergraduate college or university students, and presupposes no background in theology.

Editorial Reviews

"Carmody aims for constructive theology - a theology which makesuse of its sources, traditional Christianity and feminism, topresent Christian theology as a relevant voice in our time...Carmody's book is certainly an important contribution to the genreof undergraduate textbooks. It shifts feminist theology from itsmarginal position of being an optional extra, an academic luxury ora side interest of mainly female theologicans, to being anessential part of mainstream theology, an important tool forre-reading and making sense of the Christian tradition. Carmody'sbook is not one of ready-made answers, but the author introducesher reader to critical and constructive theological thinking,presented in accessible language. As such the book represents botha challenge and a useful tool, and will hopefully find its way onto reading lists in universities and colleges.
It's for anyone interested in a basic understanding of a Christianfeminist theology and critical thought - for those with notheological background." Feminist Bookstore News

"Carmody's style is fluid and sweeping, engaging in its lyricism.... Carmody's approach is balanced and judicious, equally adept atcritiquing secular feminism and the oppressive record of theChristian churches toward women." Francis J. Buckley, Universityof San Francisco for Horizons

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