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by Rosemary Radford Ruether

Category: Womens Studies
Subcategory: Political books
Author: Rosemary Radford Ruether
ISBN: 0334023297
ISBN13: 978-0334023296
Language: English
Publisher: SCM Press (November 1, 1983)
Pages: 304
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Sexism and God-Talk is one of those rare books that hits the right topic at the right time-and that has endured.

Sexism and God-Talk is one of those rare books that hits the right topic at the right time-and that has endured. Its thesis is summarized by Rosemary Radford Ruether herself (the Georgia Harkness Professor of Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary) in her opening chapter and is worth quoting: "The uniqueness of feminist theology lies not in its use of the criterion of experience but rather in its use of women's experience, which has been almost entirely shut out of theological reflection in. the past.

Rosemary Radford Ruether (born 1936) is an American feminist scholar and Catholic theologian. Ruether is an advocate of women's ordination, a movement among Catholic religious persons who affirm women's capacity to serve as priests, despite official sanction. Since 1985 Ruether has served as a board member for the pro-choice group Catholics for Choice. Ruether was born on November 2, 1936, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to a Roman Catholic mother and Episcopal father

Sexism and God Talk book. Sexism and God-Talk: Towards a Feminist Theology

Sexism and God Talk book. Sexism and God-Talk: Towards a Feminist Theology. 080701205X (ISBN13: 9780807012055). Rosemary Radford Reuther, as one of the pioneering women of feminist theology, does a fantastic job of explaining some of the problems of sexism and God Talk.

Rosemary Radford Ruether (born 1936) is an influential feminist scholar and theologian. Reuther's most influential book was Sexism and God-Talk, a systematic analysis of Christian symbolism from a feminist perspective

Rosemary Radford Ruether (born 1936) is an influential feminist scholar and theologian. She is considered a pioneer in the area of feminist theology, whose works helped stimulate a major reevaluation of Christian thought in light of women's issues. Reuther's most influential book was Sexism and God-Talk, a systematic analysis of Christian symbolism from a feminist perspective. Taking a dialectical approach, she did not hesitate to appropriate ideas from traditions which patriarchal theology came to disown.

American feminist theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ruether graduated from Scripps College in 1958 and received her doctorate in classics and patristics from Claremont Graduate School in 1956. In 1976 she became Georgia Harkness Professor of Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, a position she continues to hold. An activist in the civil rights and peace movements of the 1960s, Ruether turned her energies to the emerging women's movement.

Home Browse Books Book details, Sexism and God-Talk: Toward a Feminist Theology. By the time Ruether finishes, systematic theology has undergone a radical critique from which it emerges transformed rather than simply modified or totally rejected

Home Browse Books Book details, Sexism and God-Talk: Toward a Feminist Theology. Sexism and God-Talk: Toward a Feminist Theology. By Rosemary Radford Ruether. By the time Ruether finishes, systematic theology has undergone a radical critique from which it emerges transformed rather than simply modified or totally rejected. She has constructed a full-fledged feminist theology-the first within a Christian context.

Ruether, Rosemary Radford. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Ruether lays out the basic principles of a Christian Feminist ethic in this book, and outlines a number of alternative feminists views from the radical to the liberal and socialist perspective.

Towards a Feminist Theology. Rosemary Radford Ruether & Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

Towards a Feminist Theology. Rosemary Radford Ruether & Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza. Religious Studies 20 (4):699-702 (1984). The marginal position of women within the Western tradition provides a critical vantage point for feminist redevelopment of the notion of God. Feminists tend to replace the classical categories of substance philosophies traditionally used for God with relational categories often drawn from organic philosophies.

SEXISM AND GOD-TALK Toward a Feminist Theology. By Rosemary Radford Ruether

SEXISM AND GOD-TALK Toward a Feminist Theology. 289 pp. Boston: Beacon Press. Numerous articles and books have done the spadework in feminist theology, but these two volumes demonstrate that the enterprise has come of age. They accomplish what many feminists and nonfeminists have deemed impossible: charting a course that neither abandons the Christian religion nor succumbs to its patriarchy.

Comments to eBook Sexism and God-talk: Towards a Feminist Theology
Golden Lama
Well-written and easy to follow. Cogent arguments for all the ways skewed theology manifests in unhealthy societal norms and crippling congregational/denominational practices, obscuring the GOOD News!
LONUDOG
Ruether provides some interesting and profound insights, especially in her Christology and Pneumatology which are intrinsically tied together. A good read for those desiring a feminist perspective on systematic theology.
Gavinrage
Further utilizes her expertise in history and anthropology to illustrate the dominance of patriarchal structures in Christianity. A must read for the serious student of Theology!
Dondallon
Really great copy and addition to Gaia and God. Like new, clean copy much appreciated. Thank you.
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This brilliant work is authored by the feminist theological scholar, Rosemary Radford Ruether, and is very comprehensive in scope. Patriarchy's devastating effect on religious and spiritual thought is examined within historical, psychological, and sociological contexts, from a feminist perspective.

I am deeply grateful for Ms. Ruether's insights into sexism and how it has influenced our view of God (and thus, of human power relations, especially with regards to Patriarchy and the diminishment/exclusion of women in every aspect of life) over millenia. Her analyses and arguments are incisive and cogent -- and are personally of great comfort to me.

I was looking for a book like this! Ms. Ruether echoes many of my own thoughts over the years, with regards to the supposed "maleness" of God, and a myriad other mental/emotional/spiritual conundrums for women that have resulted from institutionalized sexism.

I describe in detail my prayerful search for a feminist/religious study like Sexism and God-Talk under my review of the book, Weaving The Web, which is on the same page as this review (please see ALL MY REVIEWS, under the title "Brilliant Ideas Regarding God and Female Wholeness. This Book is an Answered Prayer!"), of which Ms. Ruether was a contributor. I found and read THAT book first, and was so uplifted by it (especially the article by Ms. Ruether) that I subsequently bought this incredibly inspiring book.
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Rosemary Radford Ruether (born 1936) is an American feminist scholar and theologian, who has written many books, such as Gaia and God: An Ecofeminist Theology of Earth Healing,Women-Church,Liberation theology: human hope confronts Christian history and American power,Religion and Sexism: Images of Woman in the Jewish and Christian Traditions,New Woman, New Earth: Sexist Ideologies and Human Liberation, etc.

She stated in the "Acknowledgements" section of this 1983 book, "The major part of this book was developed thanks to two endowed lectureships... Material on Biblical hermeneutics, on feminism and Marxism, and on criticism of Goddess feminism... was developed in the 1980 Schaff Lectures. Material on methodology, on feminism and God-language, on Christology, on ecology and eschatology, and on ministry was developed in the 1982 Caldwell lectures."

She begins by stating that the uniqueness of feminist theology lies not in its use of the criterion of experience but rather in its use of WOMEN'S experience, "which has been almost entirely shut out of theological reflection in the past." (Pg. 13)

Concerning the various strands of "usable tradition" she draws on (e.g., Scripture; traditional theology; "heretical" tendencies such as Gnosticism, etc.), she states, "All of these traditions are sexist." But she quickly adds, "All provide intimations of alternatives: equivalence and mutuality between men and women... Yet even these alternatives exist in forms distorted by sexism." (Pg. 22)

She states that the feminist theology she is proposing is based on a historical culture ... (and) seeks, in effect, to recapitulate from a feminist, critical perspective this journey of Western consciousness." (Pg. 45)

As with all of Ruether's writings, this one is is challenging and thought-provoking, and well worth reading.
I simply cannot believe that this book is somehow three decades old; it could have been published yesterday and still hit as hard as it does today. For over four decades now, Rosemary Radford Ruether has been one of the preeminent feminist theologians in the world (calling her the Godmother of feminist theology would not be inaccurate) and this book is, in my opinion, remains her greatest achievement and the greatest systematic theology ever written from a feminist perspective. Ruether reflects on all the big topics of Christian theology - sin, Jesus, the divine, eschatology, etc. - offering the traditional viewpoints, various feminist viewpoints, and finally, her own constructive feminist perspective on the matter at hand. Also, this book begins with a lovely midrash that shows a creative edge, inviting the reader to view well-known stories from scripture in new and exciting ways. While feminist theology has come a very long way since this book's publication, this book still looms large and remains a tremendous work. If you could only read one book of feminist theology, I think this should be the one.
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