Faith, Feminism, and Scholarship: The Next Generation

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

EditorMelanie L. L. Harris, Kate M. Ott

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Faith, Feminism, and Scholarship engages third wave Womanist, Latina, Asian, Black and White feminists discussing their approaches to religious scholarship, teaching strategies, and participation in communal and social activism. The volume looks at major themes in feminist religious scholarship including our identities as scholars and activists, what lead us to ministry as scholars, and how our work is shaped by our faith commitments. The authors engage feminist and womanist theory, post-colonial thought, critical race theory, gender studies as well as using personal narrative to describe and enliven tensions in these theories and practice including pedagogical models of transformation.

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Faith, Feminism, and Scholarship engages third wave Womanist, Latina, Asian, Black and White feminists discussing their approaches to religious scholarship, teaching strategies, and participation in communal and social activism. The volume looks at major themes in feminist religious scholarship including our identities as scholars and ...

Melanie L. Harris is an associate professor of Religion and Ethics at Texas Christian University. She teaches Christian social ethics, Womanist religious thought, feminist theory, ecospirituality, and media and religion. She is author of Gifts of Virtue: Alice Walker and Womanist Ethics, (Palgrave, 2010). Kate M. Ott joined Drew Theol...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.56 × 5.65 × 0.68 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface – Emilie M. Townes
Introduction – Melanie L. Harris and Kate M. Ott
Section One: Coming to Voice: Faith and Feminism
Remnants: Mothering, Spirituality and African American Activism -- Rachel Elizabeth Harding
Christian Feminist Theology and Postcolonial Resistance -- W. Anne Joh
Feminism and Justice: Who We Are, What We Do -- Kate M. Ott
Section Two: Keeping the Light: Sharing Story, Sharing Strength
Changing the Bulb and Turning on the Light: The Power of Personal Agency in Feminist Work -- Malinda Elizabeth Berry
A Solidarity-Talk among Women of Color: Creating the “We-Category” as a Liberative Feminist Method -- Keun-Joo Christine Pae
A Latina Methodology for Christian Ethics: The Role of the Social Sciences in the Study and Praxis of the Option for the Poor in the United States -- María Teresa Dávila
Transformative “Moves” to Join: A Transnational Feminist Pedagogical Practice -- Nami Kim
Section Three: Walking the Talk: Embodied Feminist Pedagogies
Womanist Wholeness and Community -- Melanie L. Harris
Crafting the Ground as We Go: “White” Feminism and the College Classroom -- Jennifer Harvey
Pedagogy with the Repressed: Critical Reflections from a Post-9/11 Biblical Studies Classroom -- Davina Lopez
Vocational Journeys: Moving Towards a Creative and Disruptive Womanist Pedagogy -- Deborah Buchanan