Feminist Theologies

Authored by: Jenny Daggers

The Routledge Companion to the Practice of Christian Theology

Print publication date:  April  2015
Online publication date:  March  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415617369
eBook ISBN: 9781315724799
Adobe ISBN: 9781317532026

10.4324/9781315724799.ch22

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Abstract

The core commitment of feminist theologies is to ‘the struggle for justice’. Feminist theologies are therefore always political practices which attend to women’s experiences of oppression and liberation, and seek to do gender justice in the world, the Church and theology. While the first concern is with gender justice, feminist theologies act in solidarity with other forms of this struggle for justice across such divisions as ‘race’, class, sexuality or (dis)ability. These practical struggles rest on an analysis of power relations in theology, Church, and society; their aim is to resist abuses of power that result in injustice, and to construct just human relations. Writings by academic feminist theologians are connected with women’s movements that include women who are active both within their churches and in broader justice struggles outside church contexts.

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