A poetic longing for acknowledgment of the place of women in Jesus’ life as reported in the Gospels.
The author first reviews the struggle of Protestant feminists with their own special problems, particularly with the androcentric conviction of “sola scriptura”, the fragmented diversity of various denominations that marginalize women even farther from each other, and the emphasis on the individual rather than the community. She then outlines some major feminist responses in the service of liberation.
Proceeding from the thesis that there can be no neutral reading of a biblical text and that everyone reads subjectively, particularly with male-authored texts, Alice Bach explores the story of the three women in King David’s life – Abigail, Michal and Bathsheba – from a feminist viewpoint.
The author addresses the gender ideology of biblical texts in the stories of Jephthah’s sacrifice of his daughter and David’s rejection of his wife Michal by deconstructing the “phallogocentric voice” of the narratives in order to reconstruct a feminist version.
Relying mainly on scholarly conjecture, feminist scholars have attempted to probe ancient texts about the relationship between the status of women and the presence of goddesses in a given culture based on a model of variable verisimilitude in the texts.
Arguing for the centrality of the image of God theme in contemporary feminist theology Ross traces the positive influences of two medieval theologians as seen in the work of Rosemarie Radford Ruether and Dorothee Soelle, and offers genderless language and imagery to express our intimacy with God and the world.
As a feminist historian Reineke challenges the scholarly explanations of the witch hunts between 1450 and 1750 C.E., and documents her thesis that witch hunting was an expression of scapegoating for social control that relied heavily on inquisitorial religion.
One week during our usual Thursday chapel hour at United Theological Seminary, the women’s caucus organized and led a well-constructed and skillfully enacted worship service for the seminary community. Most of the imagery, the visual symbols and the language expressed the spooking, sparking and spinning which Mary Daly in her recent book Gyn/Ecology proposes to …
Reflections on another view of Luther Tracing one’s intellectual or theological ancestry is a worthwhile and honorable pastime. But there are hazards. Chief among them is that, as much as we may come to understand the world within which our historical forbears functioned, we must make all our judgments about them and about the past …
Feminist scholars are divided over strategies for defining women and women’s experience. Radicals like Monique Wittig, who see the present systems as categorically exclusive, advocate inventing new ways of speaking and even new categories of experience. Liberals, on the other hand, aim to increase women’s power and expression by working within traditional contexts, rereading, redefining …