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Women and Redemption: A Theological History

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In this magisterial work of historical theology, renowned theologian Rosemary Ruether traces a crucial development and shift inthe Christian understanding of the person, especially in regard to gender and redemption. This is the first comprehensive analysis of how the patriarchal paradigm developed over twenty centuries of Christian theological history as well as the ...more
Paperback, 366 pages
Published March 25th 1998 by Augsburg Fortress Publishing (first published January 1st 1998)
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Kim Berkey
A poor textbook, but not without its uses.

I found it sloppy, occasionally repetitive, and in bad need of editing. While I recognize these as potentially innocuous errors, I feel like they reflect a larger trend of hasty conclusions and one-sided portrayals of certain historical movements. This is especially evident in Ruether's first chapter on Jesus and the writings of Paul.

As an absolute beginner to the field of feminist theology I found Ruether's writing style remarkably unclear, but there
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It is a theological history so you can range from interest to boredom and calm to rage. Still, all-in-all, intersting.
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