A user-friendly guide to feminist thought. Rethinking the Christian faith from a woman's perspective has been an important advancement in modern theology. In this book Natalie Watson introduces the methods, ideas, and contributions of recent feminist theology to readers encountering the subject for the first time. In keeping with the purpose of the Guides to Theology series, this volume too is eminently clear and readable, specifically designed and written for newcomers to theology. Watson explores the historical background of feminist theology, discusses the value of reading scripture from a feminist perspective, and shows how the approach can offer a critical, creative, and constructive re-reading of the Christian tradition. She also sets forth some fresh ideas for encouraging more people to see feminism not as a threat to the church but at a challenging perspective that actually enhances its life in today's world. An extensive annotated bibliography directs readers to the work of other well-known authors in the field. Clear, colorful, and concise, this book is an exception guide to feminist thought.