Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 July 2007

240 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195311624

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Feminist Theology and the Challenge of Difference

Margaret D. Kamitsuka

AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion

Kamitsuka cautions the feminist theological community against the possibility of excluding some segments of the female population in its quest for liberation. She directs her readers attention to the fact that most feminist theologians are writing from a position of privilege as white, heterosexual women. Applying postmodern and postcolonial thought to better explore feminist theology, Kamitsuka argues that the feminist theological movement needs to consider a broader range of issues affecting women today. Focusing on womens experience as portrayed in literature, biblical narrative, and ethnographic writing, Kamitsuka examines the assumptions of first-wave feminist theology and reflects on the roles of race and sexuality and their possible impact on feminist theological trends.