How can feminists critique the ideological distortions (e.g. patriarchal ideologies) in Scripture, while affirming the normativity of Scripture for Christian life? This article builds on Sandra Schneider’s solidly argued response to this question and fills the lacuna of her hermeneutical model by identifying features which theological/ecclesial communities should ideally possess for effective ideology criticism of … Continue reading Feminist Ideology Criticisms, the Bible, and the Community by Agnes M. Brazal
by Metti A. (first posted June 2011) The body of woman is the site where culture manufactures the blockade of woman. - Valerie Export A Tamil myth, illustrates beautifully the way the system of patriarchy has taken control of the female body and continues to have its grip on the same. The myth, which is … Continue reading Patriarchy and Bodily Constructions of Femininity
by Shalini Mulackal (first posted June 2009) So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” (Gen 1:27). Introduction Not everything is good and life-enhancing for majority of Indian women. On the occasion of International Women's Day, it is good to ponder: How … Continue reading Promote the Human Dignity of Women
by Virginia Saldanha first posted February 10, 2011 A new documentary, "Pink Smoke Over the Vatican," starts the conversation... By Mary E. Hunt Pink smoke gets in your eyes Mary E. Hunt, Ph.D., is a feminist theologian who is co-founder and co-director of the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER) in Silver Spring, … Continue reading Will Women Priests Change the Church?
by Julia Ong How can it be I am a virgin? How can it be I am an atheist, agnostic, humanistic, a sinner? How can it be without evidence, without prove? How can it be that my new born son would bring me hurt like a stabbed wound? How can it be that … Continue reading Has God-consciousness been born yet?
by Julia Ong (first posted August 2013) Fed by a woman's blood Cradled in her placenta Struggled out of her womb insignificantly among the lowly just like any baby Fed thousands by Providence Cared for by women friends Struggled in the milieu of humanity despicable among the condemned just like any dissident Fed his friends … Continue reading What God is This?