Feminist Ideology Criticisms, the Bible, and the Community by Agnes M. Brazal

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

A disturbing term, Feminism: “What’s in a name….?” by Chris Burke

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

EWA 3: Doing Theology as a Feminist in an Asian Context

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