Feminist Reconstruction of Christology—Typology

Arnfríður Guðmundsdóttir

in Meeting God on the Cross

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780195397963
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199827206 | DOI:

Series: An American Academy of Religion Book

Feminist Reconstruction of Christology—Typology

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This chapter presents a typology of feminist Christological proposals that distinguishes among three Christological positions: first, the position which, on explicitly Christological grounds, holds that Christianity and feminism are incompatible; second, that which reconstructs a feminist Christology that limits Jesus’ significance to his humanity and his salvific role to that of an example or paradigm; and finally, the position which argues for a feminist retrieval of the ancient idea of incarnation, implying the understanding of Jesus as being truly human and at the same time truly divine. Before outlining these three groups, the chapter first turns to an important precursor to the modern feminist reflection of Christology: the so-called Jesus-the-feminist writings of the 1970s and early 1980s.

Keywords: feminism; feminist theology; feminist Christology; Christianity; Jesus Christ

Chapter.  12669 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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