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African-American Methodism  

William B. Gravely

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Sep 2011
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Jan 2010
The eighteenth-century evangelical revival in the American colonies gave Africans settings to claim some free space in their lives. Evangelists were delighted that their converts responded ... More

Beyond the God/Man Duo: Globalization, Feminist Theology, and Religious Subjectivity  

Ellen T. Armour

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This chapter considers analyses offered by three important feminist scholars, working in different religious traditions, who attend to specific forms of women's religiosity. In Changing ... More

Beyond Theology of Religions: The Epistemological and Ethical Challenges of Inter-religious Engagement  

Sharon D. Welch

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
For the past one hundred years, the primary form of scholarly inter-religious encounter has been inter-religious dialogue. While fruitful, such an approach is also severely limited, ... More

Body and Word  

Alison Jasper

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Mar 2009
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Sep 2009
This article uses the term ‘equivocation’ to describe the sense in which Christian incarnational theology appears to have provided a resource or way of thinking about the embodied human ... More

Chaste Bodies, Salacious Thoughts: The Sexual Trials of the Medieval Clergy  

Dyan Elliott

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Nov 2014
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Sep 2014
At the centre of the clerical vocation was the conundrum of balancing the clergy’s commitment to chastity with the many aspects of their professional training and responsibilities that ... More

The Construction of Gender in the New Testament  

Colleen M. Conway

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2014
This chapter begins with a brief overview of the theorists who have shaped gender analytical work on the New Testament, especially the application of gender theory in classical studies. It ... More

Conversion to Christianity  

David W. Kling

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Apr 2014
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May 2014
This chapter examines issues and themes in the history of Christian conversion through the lens of a single twentieth-century evangelical conversion narrative—that of the author’s father. ... More

Desire and the Body in the Patristic Period  

Mathew Kuefler

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2014
The period between the third and fifth centuries CE was crucial for the development of Christianity not least for ideas about desire and the body. Patristic writers hoped for the ... More

Elizabeth Cady Stanton's The Woman's Bible  

Ann Loades

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article focuses on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her book, The Woman's Bible. Born in 1815, Elizabeth was one of a well-to-do family from Johnstown, New York. She married her husband ... More

Encratism, Asceticism, and the Construction of Gender and Sexual Identity in Apocryphal Gospels  

Judith Hartenstein

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Aug 2015
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Feb 2016
This essay examines possible ascetic tendencies in apocryphal gospels and their relationship to theological ideas and the role of female disciples in those texts. In some gospels, certain ... More

Eschatology in Christian Feminist Theologies  

Rosemary Radford Ruether

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Dec 2007
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Sep 2009
Christian eschatology is a complex combination of ideas and themes that synthesizes three ancient traditions of eschatological hope: Jewish futurism, Zoroastrian apocalyptic, and the ... More

Families  

Adrian Thatcher

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Nov 2014
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Mar 2014
The first part of the chapter, ‘Sources’, consists of an overview of various theological accounts of families, drawn from Roman Catholic official teaching, from the Protestant Family, ... More

Feminism, Inc.: Globalization and North American Feminist Theologies  

Thandeka

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
Today, 58% of women executives voluntarily choose flexible work options or a variety of other nontraditional career paths that take them far afield from the traditional, male, linear ... More

Feminist Christologies  

Michele Schumacher

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
This chapter addresses aspects of feminist Christology, including the perceived misogyny amongst the Fathers and Scholastics; the problematic ascription of maleness to God; and the ... More

Feminist Criticism and Related Aspects  

Marie-Theres Wacker

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
Christian feminist exegesis has other procedures and thematic concerns compared with a Jewish feminist engagement with the Bible; and criticism of society, politics, and the economy is not ... More

Feminist Revisioning  

Heather Walton

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Mar 2009
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Sep 2009
This article explores the literary revisioning work as it is displayed in the work of two women writers whose attention has been largely focused on the Jewish and Christian traditions. ... More

Feminist Theologies and the European Context  

Lisa Isherwood

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This chapter discusses three out of the many theologies in Europe addressing the question of globalization: indigenous theologies, and transcendence through developments in ecotheology and ... More

Feminist Theologies of a World Scripture(s) in the Globalization Era  

Musa W. Dube

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
In the globalization era, justice-seeking feminist theologies are challenged to sharpen and reposition themselves to speak to the issues of the time by adopting new methods, topics, and ... More

Gender  

Cherith Fee Nordling

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Dec 2010
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Jan 2011
Attempts to speak of gender in the context of evangelical theology are often fraught with misunderstanding or intransigence. As gender has become a concept used within theological ... More

Gender  

Kathryn Tanner

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
This chapter puts the theological use of father and son language in the traditional doctrine of the Trinity into perspective by showing that this language has a limited theological point ... More

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