Early Christianity saw women in positions of authority and a fluid theology that included feminine figures in the notion of the Divine. However, for centuries a male trinity has dominated theology with the characteristics of triumphalism, clarity, order, eternality and unity. 'Unconventional Wisdom' examines the attempt within the last half of the twentieth century to unearth the hidden theological tradition of feminine Wisdom. The book presents the work of influential theorists, notably Foucault, Belenky and Dorothy Smith. The recovery of the feminine in the divine is linked with the rediscovery of subjugated value systems and what this might mean for ecclesiology.
Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter 1 Subjugated Ways of Knowing Chapter 2 Wisdom Theology Chapter 3 Creating Identity Chapter 4 An Integrated Manifestation Chapter 5 The Rhythm of Growth Chapter 6 Understanding Wisdom Chapter 7 Dancing in Wisdom's Ways
June Boyce-Tillman is Professor of Applied Music at University of Winchester, UK.