Woman Invisible: A Personal Odyssey in Christian Feminism

Full Title Woman Invisible: A Personal Odyssey in Christian Feminism
ISBN 1563380560
ISBN13 9781563380563
Publisher Trinity Pr Intl
Authors Marga Buhrig
Overview Here is a concise, non-polemical and clear introduction to feminist theology, written from the viewpoint of one who came to feminism late, after years of feeling that something was wrong but not being able to define it. Maria Buhrig here seeks to make the invisible role of women in the church visible, and to explain why, despite the service women have rendered to the church for centuries, they have either been silent or forced into silence. She discusses problems of methodology posed by the sheer paucity of texts, and by texts shaped by men; going on to discuss how women use the Bible, how the Bible has been used to oppress women, and the process of reinterpretation now taking place. She then examines images of God, the goddess movement, and feminine responses to Jesus. Her thought can be summed up in the phrase We women too are Church. This is a much-needed book, one capable of building bridges between Christian feminists and traditionalists. It can explain Christian feminism to those who cannot see what it is trying to achieve, or why, in a way few - if any - Christian feminist works published to date are able to do. It has been updated, with a new Introduction, for this translation, and Sr Lavinia Byrne IBVM has contributed a special 'Postscript' on the Church of England's November 1992 decision to ordain women to the priesthood.
Dimensions 5.33 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.39 (d)
Subjects General & Miscellaneous Theology
Women & Religion
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Women & Christianity

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