Powerful insights from ministers, theologians, activists, leaders, artists and liturgists who are shaping the future.
"Christianity has been a source of the oppression of women, as well as a resource for unleashing women's full humanity. Feminist analysis and practice have recognized this. Feminist Christianity is reshaping religious institutions and religious life in more holistic, inclusive, and justice-focused ways."
from the Introduction
Feminism has brought many changes to Christian religious practice. From inclusive language and imagery about the Divine to an increase in the number of women ministers, Christian worship will never be the same. Yet, even now, there is a lack of substantive structural change in many churches and complacency within denominations.
The contributors to this book are the thought leaders who are shaping, and being shaped by, the emerging directions of feminist Christianity. They speak from across the denominational spectrum, and from the many diverse groups that make up the Christian community as it finds its place in a religiously pluralistic world. Taken together, their voices offer a starting point for building new models of religious life and worship.
Topics covered include feminist:
- Theological Visions
- Scriptural Insights
- Ethical Agendas
- Liturgical and Artistic Frontiers
- Ministerial Challenges
Maria Pilar Aquino Rachel A. R. Bundang Wanda Deifelt Marie M. Fortune Mary E. Hunt W. Anne Joh Eunjoo Mary Kim Kwok Pui-lan Cynthia Lapp Shelly Matthews Virginia Ramey Mollenkott Eleanor Moody-Shepherd Surekha Nelavala Diann L. Neu Kate M. Ott Nancy Pineda-Madrid Marjorie Procter-Smith Meg A. Riley Victoria Rue Rosemary Radford Ruether Letha Dawson Scanzoni Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza Deborah Sokolove Jeanette Stokes Janet Walton Traci C. West Gale A. Yee Barbara Brown Zikmund