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Being Feminist, Being Christian: Essays from Academia
This collection of eight extended essays explores the various intersections of feminism, feminist theory and practice, and Christian tradition as it is lived out in the lives of Christian academics. The basic question informing this volume is "Can a person be Christian and feminist at the same time?" The authors aim to demonstrate that a person can, and go on to illustrate ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 15th 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published 2006)
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An excellent compilation of level-headed essays on the tricky but, in the author's reckoning, imperative interplay between being feminist in a Christian setting, and being a Christian in a feminist setting. Neither environment has historically been particularly welcoming. These essays try to clarify misunderstandings and provide biblically-rooted analysis of the intersection between the philosophy of feminism and the character and ministry of Christ, and latterly the outspoken Paul of Tarsus.
I loved this book so much. The first and last essays (one on feminist Christians in academia and another on transgender identity) were really eye-opening and helpful for me. Ok fine, I cried. An excellent example of a book that's positively complicating the discussion surrounding gender and the evangelical church.