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Jesus: Miriam's Child, Sophia's Prophet: Critical Issues in Feminist Christology
In this compelling reevaluation of current christological scholarship, Fiorenza engages the issues from a critical feminist liberation-theological perspective and joins the lively debates on the feasibility of a feminist christology by critically confronting problems such as Christian anti-Judaism, ideological justification of domination, religious exclusivism and patriarc ...more
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published by Continuum
(first published November 1994)
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Jun 16, 2008 Theodora rated it liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in feminist christology
Recommended to Theodora by: Sister Mary Giles
O.k., three stars for an important, groundbreaking work in feminist christology. The rest of the book really rubbed me the wrong way, though. Imagine a woman trying to be inclusive of everyone (i know, right?) while at the same time not being very inclusive to anyone except white, middle class women. Although, as my good friend said, "SOMEONE has to write about that class!"
Born Elisabeth Schüssler in Tășnad, in the Transylvanian region of the Kingdom of Romania, Professor Schüssler Fiorenza is a German feminist, theologian and Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. Schüssler Fiorenza identifies as Catholic and her work is generally in the context of Christianity, although much of her work has broader applicability.