OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

A New Gospel for Women: Katharine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism

ISBN : 9780190205645

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¥4,828
著者: 
Kristin Kolbes DuMez
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288 ページ
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Hardcover
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167 x 242 mm
刊行日
2014年06月
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A New Gospel for Women tells the story of Katharine Bushnell (1855-1946), author of God's Word to Women, one of the most innovative and comprehensive feminist theologies ever written. An internationally-known social reformer and women's rights activist, Bushnell rose to prominence through her highly publicized campaigns against prostitution and the trafficking of women in America, in colonial India, and throughout East Asia. In each of these cases, the intrepid reformer struggled to come to terms with the fact that it was Christian men who were guilty of committing acts of appalling cruelty against women. Ultimately, Bushnell concluded that Christianity itself - or rather, the patriarchal distortion of true Christianity - must be to blame. A work of history, biography, and historical theology, Kristin Kolbes DuMez's book provides a vivid account of Bushnell's life. It maps a concise introduction to her fascinating theology, revealing, for example, Bushnell's belief that gender bias tainted both the King James and the Revised Versions of the English Bible. As DuMez demonstrates, Bushnell insisted that God created women to be strong and independent, that Adam, not Eve, bore responsibility for the Fall, and that it was through Christ, "the great emancipator of women," that women would achieve spiritual and social redemption. The book restores Bushnell to her rightful place in history. It also illuminates the dynamic and often thorny relationship between faith and feminism in modern America by mapping Bushnell's story and her subsequent disappearance from the historical record. Most pointedly, A New Gospel for Women reveals the challenges confronting Christian feminists today who wish to construct a sexual ethic that is both Christian and feminist, one rooted not in the Victorian era, but rather one suited to the modern world.

目次: 

Captions
Note on Sources
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. A Paradise for Women
2. Virtue, Vice, and Victorian Women
3. Heathen Slaves, Christian Rulers
4. The Crime is the Fruit of the Theology
5. Leaving Eden
6. Redeeming Eve
7. Liberal Conservatives
8. A Prophet without Honor
Conclusion: The Challenge of Christian Feminism

著者について: 

Kristin Kobes DuMez is an Associate Professor of History at Calvin College.

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