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fourth bookMy fourth book, Reimagining with Christian Doctrines: Responding to Global Gender Injustices
(Palgrave Macmillan) co-edited with Jenny Daggers is available for pre-order.  It will be available January 10, 2014.

This collection of essays from a diverse group of respected feminist theologians “reimagines” the doctrines of creation, Trinity, resurrection, incarnation, church, and sin in creative and always embodied ways. In particular, they seek to hear and to respond to the cries of the suffering and voiceless of the world. It is my hope that others who read this book will be equally inspired to be as honest and sensitive as its authors, and also dare to constructively re-imagine new ways of doing theology, that we may truly embody God’s vision for justice in the world.

From Palgrave website:

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • Acknowledgements
  • Dedication Foreword: Wendy Farley
  • Introduction: Grace Ji-Sun Kim & Jenny Daggers
  • Chapter 1: Alternatives to Globalization Addressing People and Earth: A Feminist Theological Reflection on Women, Economy, and Creation- Pamela K. Brubaker
  • Chapter 2: In a Trinitarian Embrace: Reflections from a Local Eucharistic Community in a Global World-Jenny Daggers
  • Chapter 3: Chains Fall Off: The Resurrection of the Body and Our Healing From Shame- Cynthia Rigby
  • Chapter 4: Black & Blue: Uncovering the Ecclesial Cover-Up of Black Women’s Bodies through a Womanist Reimagining of the Doctrine of the Incarnation- Eboni Marshall Turman
  • Chapter 5: U.S. Latina Feminist Paradigm: Model of an Inclusive Twenty-first Century Ecclesiology- Theresa Yugar
  • Chapter 6: ‘The Bondage of the I/Eye?: A Transnational Feminist Wager for Reimagining the Doctrine of Sin’ -Joy Ann McDougall
  • Responding to Global Gender Injustice: Concluding Thoughts- Grace Ji-Sun Kim
  • Contributor Location

PRAISE:

With a profound sense of reimagining doctrine, engendering justice, and race-ing forward into the 21st century, this text is a powerful force and source that demonstrates keenly a truer kin-dom of God. Reimagining with Christian Doctrines is a must read as it speaks strongly for the faithful struggle for liberation and human flourishing in a new global era.” – Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas, Associate Professor of Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University Divinity School, USA

What a rousing and robust return to the work of doctrinal reconstruction in the key of gender! This fresh set of voices, well situated to address the global diversity of persistent and layered injustice, will do lucid and liberating work in the theological classroom.” – Catherine Keller Professor of Constructive Theology, Drew University, USA and author of On the Mystery: Discerning God in Process.

As an evangélica constructive theologian, I always welcome efforts from colleagues who critically re-examine traditional doctrinal positions, posing questions that can provide relevant answers for a suffering world that cries out for justice. Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Jenny Daggers’ Reimagining with Christian Doctrines: Responding to Global Gender Injustices does precisely that. This collection of essays from a diverse group of respected feminist theologians ‘reimagines’ the doctrines of creation, Trinity, resurrection, incarnation, church, and sin in creative and always embodied ways. In particular, they seek to hear and to respond to the cries of the suffering and voiceless of the world. It is my hope that others who read this book will be equally inspired to be as honest and sensitive as its authors, and also dare to constructively re-imagine new ways of doing theology, that we may truly embody God’s vision for justice in the world.” – Dr. Loida I. Martell-Otero, Professor of Constructive Theology, Palmer Theological Seminary, USA

Will you join us? Written with scholarly lucidity and prophetic creativity, Reimagining with Christian Doctrines calls and challenges us to join in the continuing work of naming and exposing Christian doctrines that perpetuate the oppression of women and in articulating alternative theologies that promote gender justice and radical hospitality. Our answer should be an unequivocal yes. You can count on us to walk and struggle with you in promoting gender equality until justice becomes the destiny of all!” – Eleazar S. Fernandez, author of Burning Center, Porous Borders

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Some of the contributors at an AAR breakfast meeting in Baltimore (Nov 2013).

[read also:  AAR]

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BN7A3104-MGrace Ji-Sun Kim is Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University.  She is the author of 5 books, Reimagining with Christian Doctrines co-edited with Jenny Daggers (Palgrave Macmillan), Contemplations from the Heart  (Wipf & Stock, forthcoming), Colonialism, Han and the Transformative Spirit (Palgrave Macmillan), The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other: A Model of Global and Intercultural Pneumatology (Palgrave Macmillan) and The Grace of Sophia: A Korean North American Women’s Christology (Pilgrim Press). She is a co-editor with Dr. Joseph Cheah for the Palgrave Macmillan Book Series, “Asian Christianity in Diaspora”.

Jenny IMAG1080_1Daggers is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Liverpool Hope University. She is white British and writes on gender and Christian theology with particular interests in feminist theology and postcolonial theology in relation to Christian doctrines. She has written books on postcolonial theology of religions, and the British Christian Women’s Movement of the 1970s and 1980s, and she enjoys working collaboratively with scholars who share similar interests. Recent work is in collaboration with Professor Grace Ji-Sun Kim of Georgetown University, who writes from a Korean-North American perspective.

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