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Feminist theology and the challenge of difference

Author: Margaret D Kamitsuka; American Academy of Religion.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Reflection and theory in the study of religion series; Reflection and theory in the study of religion.
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"In Feminist Theology and the Challenge of Difference, Margaret D. Kamitsuka urges the feminist theological community to examine critically its most deeply held commitments, assumptions, and goals - especially those of feminist theologians writing from positions of privilege as white or heterosexual women. Focusing on women's experience as portrayed in literature, biblical narrative, and ethnographic writing,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret D Kamitsuka; American Academy of Religion.
ISBN: 9780195311624 0195311620
OCLC Number: 71243888
Notes: "AAR, American Academy of Religion."
Description: viii, 222 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: An introduction to the challenge of difference --
Critical issues in retrieving women's experience --
Reinterpreting sex, sin, and desire --
Theorizing power --
Negotiating with a disciplinary tradition --
Rethinking solidarity.
Series Title: Reflection and theory in the study of religion series; Reflection and theory in the study of religion.
Responsibility: Margaret D. Kamitsuka.
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Kamitsuka cautions the feminist theological community against the possibility of excluding some segments of the female population in its quest for liberation.  Read more...

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