Contemporary Feminist Theologies
Power, Authority, Love
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This book explores the issues of power, authority and love with current concerns in the Christian theological exploration of feminism and feminist theology.
It addresses its key themes in three parts. Power deals with feminist critiques; Authority unpacks feminist methodologies; and Love explores feminist ethics. Covering issues such as embodiment, intersectionality, liberation theologies, historiography, queer approaches to hermeneutics, philosophy and more, it provides a multi-layered and nuanced appreciation of this important area of theological thought and practice.
This volume will be vital reading for scholars of Feminist Theology, Queer Theology, Process Theology and Practical Theology, as well as Religion and Gender.
Table of Contents
Introduction: To Speak, To Say Anything At All
Rebekah Pryor, Cathryn McKinney and Kerrie Handasyde
Part I Power: Dis/locations and Reclamations
1 Speaking Up! Speaking Out! Naming the Silences: Women, Power, Authority and Love in the Pacific
2 Witnessing to What Remains, or The Power of Persisting: Power, Authority, and Love in the Interim Spaces
3 From Footballs to Matildas? Gender Diverse People and Theological Game Change
4 Reading and Process: Rethinking Power
5 The Problem with Powerlessness: Attending to Power and Authority in Matthew’s Wisdom Christology
Part II Authority: Subversions and Contestations
6 "How could it be otherwise?" Sacramental Imagination and Political Rites
7 Mother, Preacher, Press: Women Ministers and the Negotiation of Authority, 1910- 1933
8 Reforming Women in England and Scotland: Claiming Authority to Speak of God
9 Against and Without Authority: Writing Feminist Theology After the End of History
Part III Love: Embodiment and Practice
10 Roadsides: Toward an Ecological Feminist Theology of Cross-Species Compassion
11 Covenantal Relationships and Queer Bodies
Anika Jensen and Katecia Taylor with Stephen Burns
12 Re-visioning (the) Love/Command: Law, Authority, and the Logic of Love in the Philosophy of Pamela Sue Anderson and Paul’s Letter to the Galatians
13 Writing the Image to Forgiveness and Love
14 Thinking, Dancing: Exploring the Gaps Between Ecstasy and Distress
15 Speaking of Being Heard: Voice and Purpose in Prison
Kerrie Handasyde is an Honorary Postdoctoral Associate and Associate Lecturer at Pilgrim Theological College and Stirling Theological College, University of Divinity.
Rebekah Pryor is an artist, curator and early career researcher at The University of Melbourne.
Cathryn McKinney is an Honorary Postdoctoral Associate and Associate Lecturer at Pilgrim Theological College, University of Divinity, and chaplain at a women’s prison.