'Voices of Feminist Liberation' brings together a wide range of scholars to explore the work of Rosemary Radford Ruether, one of the most influential feminist and liberation theologians of our time. Ruether's extraordinary and ground-breaking thinking has shaped debates across liberation theology, feminism and eco-feminism, queer theology, social justice and inter-religious dialogue. At the same time, her commitment to practice and agency has influenced sites of local resistance around the world as well as on globalised strategies for ecological sustainability and justice. 'Voices of Feminist Liberation' examines the potential of Ruether's thinking to mobilize critical theology, social theory and cultural practice. The scholars gathered here present their personal engagements with Ruether's thinking and teaching. The book will be invaluable to scholars, policy-makers, and activists seeking to understand how colonial and patriarchal oppression in the name of religion can be confronted and defeated.
Table of Contents
Preface, Rosemary Radford Ruether Introduction: Divining Prophetic Voices, Whitney A. Bauman, Dirk von der Horst, Emily Leah Silverman Part I: The Crucible of Experience and the Life of Dialogue 1. The Public Role of Theology, or How a Feminist Theologian Becomes a Global Citizen, Wanda Deifelt 2. Where the Holy Lives: Life Story as Source for Personal and Communal Transformation,Dori Grinenko Baker 3. Venetian Opera and the Critique of Dualism: Cesti's Orontea, Dirk von der Horst 4. Tradition is an Argument Worth Having: From Feminist Christianity to the Study of World Religions, Rita Lester 5. Awaken, Awaken, for What Are We Doing? Discovering the Flaws of Revisionist Zionism from the Prophetic Writings of Hannah Arendt and Rosemary and Hermann Ruether, Emily Leah Silverman Part II Legacies of Colonialism and Resistance 6. Theology and Conquest: Bartolome de las Casas and Indigenous Death in Mexico, Jennifer Scheper Hughes 7. Postcolonial Studies and Decolonizing Spiritualities: Reading Haitian Vodou with Rosemary Ruether and Frantz Fanon, Shelley C. Wiley 8. The Poor, the Marginalized, the Colonized: Losing Paradise for Ruether's Suffering Christ, Diane N. Capitani 9. Torture and Empire: Sustaining the Theological Critique of US Interrogation and Detention Policies in the Obama Era, Andrea Giovannoni 10. Redemption, Latinas, and the Contribution of Rosemary Radford Ruether, Nancy Pineda-Madrid Part III Angels on Ecofeminism 11. To Make the World "Home:" Rosemary Radford Ruether and Ecofeminist Theology,Stephanie Mitchem 12. Common Ground in Sacred Nature: Unearthing Ecological Solidarity Between Nasr and Ruether, Sarah Elizabeth Robinson 13. Divine Reciprocity: Alice Walker, Ecowomanist, B. Teresa de Grace-Morris 14. Thinking Past the Identity Trilemma: Gender, Religion and Nature in the Work of Rosemary Radford Ruether, Whitney A. Bauman