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 Chris Burke (first posted January 2005) Chris Burke discusses the key aspects of feminism and asks if it is possible to be Christian and feminist: “I am not a feminist, but…” Sometimes feminist is used as a put-down, sometimes as a hammer, other times as a badge of honour. In seeking to avoid it, … Continue reading A disturbing term, Feminism: “What’s in a name….?” by Chris Burke
by Virginia Saldanha It's not always like this for women and yet the poem brings out the excruciatingly painful reality of too many women. Even if I have reason to celebrate, even if it is another woman's body being sold, raped, battered, abused - somehow, that other woman's body is my body too. What is … Continue reading What is this Woman’s Body?
In December, 2004, whether feminism should be a criterion for membership or participation in EWA conferences was asked within the Continuity Committee. Many will resonate with Sanae Masuda’s (Japan, EWA 1) feeling that she doesn’t want to be classified as a feminist. The discussion is revealing, not only about how EWA’s leaders understand feminism and … Continue reading Feminists, Are We or Aren’t We
Notes on the workshop facilitated by Lieve Troch. “What is a feminist” and “how do we do Asian feminist theology,” participants wanted to know. Lieve Troch, professor of systematic theology in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and visiting professor in Brazil, Sri-Lanka, and Indonesia began by looking first at the key words: Theology, Feminist, Asian Context, and … Continue reading EWA 3: Doing Theology as a Feminist in an Asian Context