Being Feminist, Being Christian: Essays from Academia

Paperback | April 15, 2008

EditorAllyson Jule

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This collection of eight extended essays explores the various intersections of feminism, feminist theory and practice, and Christian tradition as it is lived out in the lives of Christian academics. The basic question informing this volume is "Can a person be Christian and feminist at the same time?" The authors aim to demonstrate that a person can, and go on to illustrate the various ways current thinkers are working this out. This collection is unique in its gathering of Christian perspectives from both Catholic and Protestant traditions.

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This collection of eight extended essays explores the various intersections of feminism, feminist theory and practice, and Christian tradition as it is lived out in the lives of Christian academics. The basic question informing this volume is "Can a person be Christian and feminist at the same time?" The authors aim to demonstrate that...

Allyson Jule is Associate Professor of Education and Co-Director of the Gender Studies Institute at Trinity Western University, Canada. Bettina Tate Pedersen is Professor of Literature, Point Loma Nazarene University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.6 × 5.6 × 0.6 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023060644X

ISBN - 13:9780230606449

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Introduction--Allyson Jule and Bettina Tate Pedersen * Christian Feminist or Feminist Christian: What’s Feminism Got to Do with Evangelical Christians?--Bettina Tate Pedersen * Silence and Feminine Morality: A Look at Performances of Gender in Two Theology Classrooms--Allyson Jule * Blessed Mother or Material Mom: Which Madonna Am I?--Linda Beail * In Search of Bodily Perspective: A Study of Simone de Beauvoir and Luce Irigaray--Elizabeth Powell * Two Women Speaking “Woman”: The Strategic Essentialism of Luce Irigaray and Phoebe PalmerDiane Leclerc--Diane Leclerc * Speaking Out: Feminist Theology and Women’s Proclamation in the Wesleyan Tradition--Carol Blessing and Lisa Bernal Corley * Nascent Christian Feminism in Medieval and Early Modern Britain--Holly Faith Nelson * Biblical Literalism and Gender Stability: A Christian Response to Gender Performance Theory--Chris Noble * About the Authors




















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"Jule and Pedersen have assembled an impressive and stimulating array of essays -- from the autobiographical to the historical, from the pedagogical to the philosophical, from the theological to the mystical, from the familial to the biblical -- that test and probe the fluid boundaries of Christian faith and feminist consciousness. The contributors to this powerful collection neither say nor sound 'the same,' but their voices all together rise in chorus to celebrate the vibrant possibility of being feminist and being Christian."--Michael Lodahl, Point Loma Nazarene University"This collection of essays deepens the relatively unexplored connection between feminism and Christianity in a variety of academic fields, including biblical studies, history, linguistics, literature, political science, and theology. The tenor of the volume emerges from the integration of personal experience with academic expertise."--Priscilla Pope-Levison, Seattle Pacific University