- List of Contributors
- Feminist Theology and the Global Imagination
- Feminist Theology and the Jewish Tradition
- What is Feminist Theology?
- Transethnic Feminist Theology of Asia: Globalization, Identities, and Solidarities
- Gynocentric Thealogy of Tantric Hinduism: A Meditation Upon the Devi
- Globalization and Gender Inequality: A Contribution from a Latino Afro-feminist Perspective
- ‘The World Palpitates’: Globalization and the Religious Faith and Practices of Latin American Women
- Globalization, Women, and Religion in the Middle East
- Interrupting ‘Global-speak’: A Feminist Theological Response from Southern Africa to Globalization
- Theological Perspective on Mutual Solidarity in the Context of Globalization: The Circle's Experience
- Woman Lost in the Global Maze: Women and Religion in East Africa Under Globalization
- Feminist Theologies and the European Context
- Globalization the Second Wave of Colonization: Impacts on wahine Māori
- First Nation, Empire, and Globalization
- Feminism, Inc.: Globalization and North American Feminist Theologies
- Beyond Theology of Religions: The Epistemological and Ethical Challenges of Inter-religious Engagement
- Beyond the God/Man Duo: Globalization, Feminist Theology, and Religious Subjectivity
- Feminist Theologies of a World Scripture(s) in the Globalization Era
- The Challenges of Globalization for Muslim Women
- Theology and Identity in the Context of Globalization
- Doing a Theology from Disappeared Bodies: Theology, Sexuality, and the Excluded Bodies of the Discourses of Latin American Liberation Theology
- Globalization and Women's Bodies in Latin America
- Globalization and Narrative
- La Morenita on Skis: Women's Popular Marian Piety and Feminist Research on Religion
- Feminist Ritual Practice
- Globalization, Women's Transnational Migration, and Religious De-traditioning
Abstract and Keywords
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. Its vision of Israel as an assembly of gendered persons whose ethical relationships with the world and with one another are witness to the love and justice of God has introduced inclusive language into the liturgy, and has expanded the linguistic and imaginal range of Jewish evocations of God. In doing so, Jewish feminist theology has established the theological terms on which to affirm the full humanity of Jewish women as subjects and agents of their own Jewish experience. This chapter begins by outlining the denominational and postdenominational contexts of Jewish feminist theology and assessing its standing in the primarily Anglophone Jewish community in which it has established itself since the second half of the 1970s. It then moves on to examine the ideas and approaches of a number of Jewish feminist theology's key practitioners, and some of the challenges it is likely to face over the coming years.
Melissa Raphael is Professor of Jewish Theology at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. Her research interests have focused on post-Christian feminism, Jewish feminist theology, and Jewish religious aesthetics. She is the author of a number of studies, including Theology and Embodiment: The Post-Patriarchal Reconstruction of Female Sacrality (1996), Rudolf Otto and the Concept of Holiness (1997), The Female Face of God in Auschwitz: A Jewish Feminist Theology of the Holocaust (2003), and Judaism and the Visual Image: A Jewish Theology of Art (2009).
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