The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism

Hardcover | August 15, 2001

byRebekah L. Miles

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In this constructive study, Miles proposes a new feminist theological ethic, drawing together the contributions of Reinhold Niebuhr, Sharon Welch, and Rosemary Ruether. Seeking to critically reappropriate the Christian realism articulated by Niebuhr, she reinterprets solutions to problemsemergent from his theology. Miles presents feminist Christian realism as an alternative that can reclaim a positive interpretation of divine transcendence and human self-transcendence, while maintaining newer emphases on human boundedness and divine immanence. Theologians and ethicists will findher critical reassessment of the three authors distinctive and her challenging proposal for a "positive creative transformation" a significant contribution to the development of feminist ethics.

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In this constructive study, Miles proposes a new feminist theological ethic, drawing together the contributions of Reinhold Niebuhr, Sharon Welch, and Rosemary Ruether. Seeking to critically reappropriate the Christian realism articulated by Niebuhr, she reinterprets solutions to problemsemergent from his theology. Miles presents femi...

Rebekah L. Miles is at Southern Methodist University.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:August 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195144163

ISBN - 13:9780195144161

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"A substantial contribution to the creative bridge discourse so needed in Christian ethics today."--The Journal of Religion