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Feminist theology : voices from the past.

Loades, A. (2001) 'Feminist theology : voices from the past.', Oxford: Polity.

Abstract

The following text is taken from the publisher's website. "Some feminist women search for the roots of feminism in the recent past; others write the past off. Too many assume that religious traditions have nothing to offer feminism, so even when religious belief has been central to the inspiration of some of the most powerful campaigners for the value and worth of women, the significance of that belief has been ignored. Mary Wollstonecraft argued for the 'rights' of women'; Josephine Butler fought against the devaluation of women expressed in the Contagious Diseases Acts; Dorothy L. Sayers had a powerful sense of the way women and men grace one another's lives in their work. They all drew on the Christian tradition of their own times, but this has rarely been given weight. These women have not been considered together, nor as theologians, as here in Ann Loades's new book. In their life time, each of them opened up some painful issues: abortion and its significance in our shared social lives, forms of coercion, especially the sexual abuse of children, and the importance of women's work. Their courage and generosity offer salutary challenges to our own times."

Item Type:Book
Keywords:Religion, Gender, Politics, Sociology.
Full text:Full text not available from this repository.
Publisher Web site:http://www.polity.co.uk/book.asp?ref=0745608698
Record Created:28 Jul 2006
Last Modified:08 Apr 2009 16:22

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