Synopses & Reviews
By all accounts, feminist theology is at a crossroads. Even as long-standing consensus wanes that women's experience is the source and norm of feminist theology, the specific and often contradictory experience ofdifferent groups are now highlighted, and new theoretical frameworks are emerging.
This landmark volume explores central issues of female subjectivity and feminist identity, gender andembodiment, tradition and norms, and their impact on theology. Leading thinkers in this new generation offeminist theologians rethink the central claims of feminist theology and offer proposals for the future.
ContentsIntroduction (Sheila Greeve Davaney)Identity, Feminist Theory, and Theology (Linell Elizabeth Cady)Women's Experience between a Rock and a Hard Place: Feminist, Womanist, and Mujerista Theologies in North America (Serene Jones)Seeking and Sucking: On Relation and Essence in Feminist Theology (Catherine Keller)The Self between Feminist Theory and Theology (Thandeka)Contesting the Gendered Subject: A Feminist Account of the Imago Dei (Mary McClintock Fulkerson)The Body Politic vs. Lesbian Bodies: Publics, Counterpublics, and the Uses of Norms (Janet R. Jakobsen)Bad Women: The Limits of Theory and Theology (Paula M. Cooey)Becoming an American Jewish Feminist (Laura Levitt)A History of Our Own: What Would a Feminist History of Theology Look Like? (Sheila Briggs)Social Theory Concerning the New Social Movements and the Practice of Feminist Theology (Kathryn Tanner)Continuing the Story but Departing the Text: A Historicist Interpretation of Feminist Norms in Theology(Sheila Greeve Davaney)Theorizing Feminist Theology (Rebecca S. Chopp)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 232-259) and index.