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This long-awaited text clearly and comprehensively charts the enormously important area of feminist theory and brings it into fruitful conversation with Christian theology. Jones examines such topics as women's nature, sanctification and justification, oppression, sin, community, and church. In doing so, she maps various feminist responses to and positions on the issues elucidated, providing a helpful introduction for students.
This long-awaited text charts clearly and comprehensively the enormously important area of feminist theory -- and brings it into fruitful conversation with Christian theology. Jones introduces the primary concerns that animate feminist theory through discussion of critical texts and through women's narratives. She shows how they pose uncomfortable questions, and leave no corner of the Christian tradition unchallenged. Jones unfolds feminist theory in three broad categories that analyze human identity and gender, oppression, and ethics. She then illustrates their potential for illuminating theological categories of experience, truth, text, and norm to revitalize three key traditional Christian doctrines: faith, sin, and church.