Feminism and Christianity

Questions and Answers in the Third Wave

By Caryn D. Riswold

Feminism and Christianity

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  • Publication Date: 10/1/2009
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Feminism and Christianity

Questions and Answers in the Third Wave

By Caryn D. Riswold

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  • ISBN: 9781556358371
  • Pages: 144
  • Publication Date: 10/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $18.00
Web Price: $14.40
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  • ISBN: 9781556358371
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  • Publication Date: 10/1/2009
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About-

Why should feminists care about Christianity? Why should Christians care about feminism? In Feminism and Christianity Riswold presents a collection of concise answers to basic questions like these in order to generate discussion about how the two can challenge each other and can even work together in the twenty-first century. Situated firmly in the third wave of feminist activism and scholarship as well as in contemporary Christian theology, Riswold addresses issues such as race, class, gender, and sexuality with an affirmation of tradition alongside a push for change. This book is an opportunity for Christians to gain a fuller understanding of feminism, moving beyond stereotypes and assumptions and into history and contemporary society. Simultaneously this book is an opportunity for feminists to understand the ongoing relevance of a religion whose social power and core commitments can contribute to a vision of a just human community.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Riswold's talent as a teacher comes shining through as she confronts the suspicions Christians and feminists hold of one another, calling for appreciation of the complexity and diversity in both traditions. Rather than simply reviewing past interactions between Christianity and feminism, she boldly takes the conversation into the twenty-first century by engaging the pressing issues of race, ecology, sexuality, and interreligious understanding. A must-read for students, book groups, and scholars alike."
--Deanna A. Thompson,
Professor of Religion
Hamline University

"Even though the conversation between feminism and Christianity has developed for decades, no other book so clearly names and answers the leading questions they ask of each other . . . Riswold's book is a delightful introductory resource for individuals, classes, and groups as it touches on and aptly answers all the main questions and fears I have heard expressed from students in women's studies and religion courses concerning feminism and Christianity. All in all, Feminism and Christianity exemplifies Riswold's gift for thorough, broad scholarship presented in a very clear, engaging, and accessible style."
--Marit A.Trelstad
editor of Cross Examinations: Readings on the Meaning of the Cross Today

"Caryn Riswold's book is a masterpiece in the rare art of distilling complex intellectual histories into lucid accessible narratives, and articulating complex ideas with clarity. This work reveals Riswold's sophisticated intellect and her agility in feminist thought, Christian theology, and the interplay between them. The reader will enter a strikingly honest, daring, fruitful, and spirited conversation between feminism and Christianity. Riswold highlights the rich diversity within each and illumines their shared commitment to a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world."
--Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Associate Professor of Theological Ethics, Seattle University

Contributors-

Caryn D. Riswold

Bio(s)-

Caryn D. Riswold is a feminist theologian in the Lutheran tradition. She is Professor of Religion and also teaches Gender and Women's Studies at Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL, where she has worked for over a decade teaching undergraduates to think critically and creatively about religion. She earned her PhD and ThM from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, holds a master's degree from the Claremont School of Theology, and received her BA from Augustana College in her childhood hometown of Sioux Falls, SD.

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