* An honest exploration of what it means to be a Catholic feminist in today's society. Focusing on theological anthropology, Christology, and ecclesiology, respected scholars formulate a new contextual approach for Catholic femninist theology and propose a constructive vision for moving forward. Contributors include Susan Abraham, Elena Procario-Foley, Laura Taylor, Teresa Delgado, and Michele Saracino. 272 pages, softcover from Fortress.
What does it mean to be a Catholic woman with feminist commitments today, and what insights can be garnered from that context? In this first attempt in a generation at a collective framework for Catholic feminist theology, a group of theologians formulate a new contextual approach to and criteria for systematic theology and apply those insights as they tackle three key topics: Theological Anthropology, Christology, and Ecclesiology.Key to their endeavor is specific focus on contemporary discipleship, a special cricitcal methodology and relationship to the Catholic Christian tradition, and a specific sensitivity to academic and ecclesial hegemonies. The result in each case is an honest exploration of the tradition, a contextualization of the locus in the lives of women today, and an attempt at a constructive vision with which to move forward.Contributors: Susan Abraham, Rosemary Carbine, Teresa Delgado, Elizabeth Groppe, Jeanine Hill-Fletcher, Elena Procario-Foley, Michele Saracino, and Laura Taylor.