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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

The Challenges of Globalization for Muslim Women  

Zayn Kassam

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
Globalization has brought with it many benefits “from above” with respect to opening up employment and trade opportunities on a massive scale, and has facilitated, in some cases, a ... More

Contributions from Philosophy  

Cynthia Nielsen and Michael Barnes Norton

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Nov 2014
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May 2015
Gender, like race, is a controversial and volatile topic. We encounter one another as embodied and thus gendered beings. But what precisely is gender? What does it mean to be feminine? ... More

Contributions from Queer Theory  

Patrick S. Cheng

This chapter provides an overview of what Christian theologians need to know about queer theory, which is a critical approach to sexuality and gender that challenges the ‘naturalness’ of ... More

Desire and Love  

Ola Sigurdson

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Nov 2014
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Sep 2014
Desire and love have always been important themes in Christianity, but there is no self-evident meaning for either of these concepts. This chapter examines some important contributions in ... More

Doctrine and Sexuality  

Eugene F. Rogers Jr.

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Nov 2014
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May 2014
This essay will show how Christian doctrine can reinvigorate the theology of sexuality, now dominated by distinctively modern categories (e.g., the appeal to experience). Here traditional ... More

Doing a Theology from Disappeared Bodies: Theology, Sexuality, and the Excluded Bodies of the Discourses of Latin American Liberation Theology  

Marcella Althaus‐Reid

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This chapter begins by considering the contributions of feminist theologies. It then discusses Liberation Theology, a theology reflecting on the concrete site of bodies in suffering, and ... More

Duns Scotus on the Female Gender  

Marilyn McCord Adams

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2014
Scotus’ estimate of the female gender is shaped by his view that Mary is pre-eminent among merely human saints. Because Mary must be a real mother, he rejects the Aristotelian view that ... 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

Feminism and Patriarchy  

Pamela Sue Anderson

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Mar 2009
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Sep 2009
A major obstacle inherent in patriarchy remains its barely perceptible reality for all of those women and men whose lives have been decisively ordered by the rule of the father. Toni ... 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 Jewish Ethical Theories  

Judith Plaskow

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
This chapter highlights some key contexts in which feminist ethical discourses emerge, and important methods that Jewish feminists employ in order to address gender and other inequalities, ... More

Feminist Perspectives on Natural Theology  

Pamela Sue Anderson

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Jan 2013
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Jun 2013
This chapter presents feminist perspectives on core topics in natural theology. It suggests that a philosophical openness to thinking about nature, about our human relationships, capacities, ... 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 Ritual Practice  

Teresa Berger

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This chapter discusses women and ritual practice in the Christian tradition, women's ritual practices in the twentieth century, the development of feminist rituals, the globalization of ... 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

Feminist Theology and the Global Imagination  

Serene Jones

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This chapter presents an account of what feminist theology is and how it might help us understand and engage with our globalizing world. The first section provides a non-faith-specific ... More

Feminist Theology and the Jewish Tradition  

Melissa Raphael

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
Building on the foundations of First Wave Jewish and Christian women's activism, Jewish feminist theology has made a decisive contribution to the post-Holocaust renewal of Jewish thought. ... More

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