Christianity, Patriarchy and Abuse: A Feminist Critique

Christianity, Patriarchy and Abuse: A Feminist Critique

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Christianity, Patriarchy and Abuse: A Feminist Critique edited by Joanne Carlson Brown & Carole R. Bohn
1989, Paperback

Are patriarchy and the Christian faith so inextricably linked that the very theology that should be challenging violence, suffering and sacrifice instead glorifies and sacrilizes them? Is it possible to be feminist and retain some attachment to the Christian tradition?

The contributors to this volume address these questions from the perspective of theology, history ethics, and pastoral psychology. They discuss topics that include the theology of the atonement and its relationship to violence, christology and traditional father-son imagery, the psychological and theological effects of sexual violence on children in a Christian environment, "theological pornography", a theology of ownership, and the concept of suffering as good in itself.

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