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An Introduction to the Feminist Critique of the Christian Tradition

Arnfríður Guðmundsdóttir

in Meeting God on the Cross

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780195397963
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199827206 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195397963.003.0001

Series: An American Academy of Religion Book

An Introduction to the Feminist Critique of the Christian Tradition

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This chapter explores the three major issues of feminist theology: the role of women’s experience, the patriarchal bias of the Christian tradition, and sexism in our God-language. Given the feminist evaluation of the role and meaning of experience, as well as the patriarchal bias of the Christian tradition and God-language, feminist theologians have emphasized the need for a feminist reconstruction also of that part of the Christian tradition devoted to the person and work of Jesus Christ. Still others have deemed the Christological doctrines irretrievable because of their patriarchal bias.

Keywords: women; feminist movement; feminist theology; Jesus Christ; Christianity; sexism

Chapter.  8512 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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