Introducing Asian Feminist Theology

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A&C Black, Jul 1, 2000 - Religion - 136 pages
Asian women comprise more than a quarter of the world's population, and the forms in which they express feminist theology are many and varied, extending through grassroots movements, theological networks, ecumenical conferences and journals. Those involved in the process include community organizers, theological students, church leaders and social activists, among whom even the concept 'feminism' assumes many definitions and substitutes. Kwok Pui-lan's introduction to this huge subject begins with a survey of the social, political and cultural contexts of Asian women's experiences, and then traces the emergence of feminist consciousness and the organization of women's networks. She describes the resources of Asian feminist theology and the appropriation of Asian religious traditions, and considers the reconstructions of the concept of God in inclusive categories. Finally, she summarizes Asian women's critique of the patriarchal church and outlines the search for a new spirituality that express women's embodiedness and sexuality.

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A very good introduction to Asian Feminist Theology. Readers will get a good sense of the pluralistic religious environment of Asia that theologians of all perspectives must understand and address ... Read full review

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Although this refers to Asian feminist theology, it emphasizes Korean, feminist theology. Kwok points out that Asian, feminist theologians look at Mary, Jesus' mother, as a liberated "self-defining ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Kwok Pui-lan is William F. Cole Professor of Christian Theology and Spirituality, The Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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