Theory and Christian Theology : Cartographies of Grace
to Theological Inquiry) by Serene
This long-awaited text charts clearly and
comprehensively the enormously important area of feminist theory--and
brings it into fruitful conversation with Christian theology.
Jones introduces the primary concerns that animate
feminist theory through discussion of critical texts and through women's
narratives. She shows how they pose uncomfortable questions, and leave
no corner of the Christian tradition unchallenged. Jones unfolds
feminist theory in three broad categories that analyze human identity
and gender, oppression, and ethics. She then illustrates their potential
for illuminating theological categories of experience, truth, text, and
norm to revitalize three key traditional Christian doctrines: faith,
sin, and church.
About the Author
Serene Jones is Associate Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School
and author of Calvin and the Rhetoric of Piety (1995).
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20th century women have lived through devastating world wars, economic
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The first literature appeared some 4,000 years ago. Stone and bone
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goddesses may not be realized as actual people, but they must have been real women, else
why preserve the mythos?
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The Directory of Women Philosophers is a database developed
by the Committee on the
Status of Women of the American Philosophical
Here you can link to most women's studies programs in the
U.S. Only those programs with web sites are listed.
A Journal of Women's Spirituality...a place to connect
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These are reviews published in online journals, listed at the
Women's Studies Resource site at
the University of Iowa.
The Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (C-SWIP) was
founded in 1976 with the objective of promoting the goals of women in philosophy. Its more
specific aims are:
|to foster philosophical scholarship and teaching in the area of feminist studies as a
legitimate area of interest within philosophic inquiry. |
|to provide support and encouragement for the professional work of women philosophers.
|to work toward eliminating discrimination against women in philosophy. |
At Stanford University, this site provides full text access
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University. Differences focuses on how concepts and categories of
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The materials in this on-line archival collection document
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created by Univ. of Southern Cal. students in Gloria Orenstein's Ecofeminism class.
Extensive list of ecofeminist and environmental
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Ethics and the Environment publishes articles in ecofeminism.
Launched to explore the meaning and impact of gender within
the changing concept of 'Europe', the European Journal of Women's Studies has
already established itself as a leading international forum for high quality articles at
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The European Journal of Women's Studies is a multidisciplinary, academic,
feminist journal which has as its main focus the nature of the complex relationship
between women and the diverse regions and meanings of Europe.
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the UC Irvine Critical Theory Resource.