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Woman in Christ: Toward a New Feminism Paperback – January 8, 2004
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The challenge of promoting the new feminism has barely been addressed since it was first launched by Pope John Paul II in his 1995 encyclical "Evangelium vitae." The thirteen contributors in this book, all outstanding international scholars, take up this task, together laying the necessary theoretical foundation for the new feminism. These chapters articulate an integral philosophical and theological understanding of persons that moves beyond patriarchy on the one hand and traditional feminism on the other. Central to the new perspective offered here is the biblical revelation of the human person -- man "and" woman -- in Christ, a vision that directs women beyond the male standard against which they have too often been measured. Far from constraining women to an eternal essence, the dynamic view presented here encourages each woman to realize herself in perfect Christian freedom.
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External research collaborator in the Department of Theology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
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Because it is a translation, it is difficult reading; particularily for those people unfamiliar with the theological and philosophical arguments concerning women. For scholars however, it is a map of the various perspectives from which feminism is being currently defined. While the section explaning Pope John Paul II's view of feminism could be more critical, this book goes a long way toward describing the currents in third wave femininism.