I am so happy and excited to finally submit my manuscript, Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice (New York: Palgrave Macmillan).
This is a new book edited by Jenny Daggers (Associate Professor in Christian Theology, Liverpool Hope University, UK) & Grace Ji-Sun Kim (Visiting Researcher, Georgetown University, USA).
Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice is volume 2 of our first co-edited book, Reimagining with Christian Doctrines (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice is a wonderful volume which “develops a strand of feminist theology which ensures the new riches of peripheral vision inform and are informed by doctrine.” (from our Preface)
“Essays collected here insist that received traditions are converted so that the imperative of the struggle for justice is recognized; we go further in insisting that if this imperative is ignored, the gospel doctrine seeks to interpret will be misunderstood. Our readers will test how far we have achieved what we set out to do.” (from our Preface)
Mary McClintock Fulkerson in her Foreword writes, “Daggers and Kim’s book makes great progress in presenting so-called marked theology as regular and mainline, “basic” theology. This book creatively enhances the genre of Christian doctrine, displaying the role of gender justice as fundamentally formative for the meaning and relevance of Christian traditions, both to appropriate wisdoms of the past, and also to do the crucial work of altering and expanding these wisdoms by taking seriously the unavoidable impact of gendered social structures on any kind of thinking and practice.”
Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice will be published Fall 2015.
Table of Contents:
Foreword: Mary McClintock Fulkerson
Notes on Contributors
- Jenny Daggers & Grace Ji-Sun Kim– “Surveying the Landscape of Doctrinal Imagining”
- Loida I. Martell-Otero – “Who Do You Say that I Am? From Incomprehensible Ousia to Active Presencia: An Evangélica Re-Imagining of the Doctrine of God”
- Sigridur Gudmarsdottir -“The Green Cross: the Green Tree and the Oppression of Nature”
- Amy Carr– “Divine Grace and the Question of Free Will: A Feminist “Stumbling Block?”
- Elizabeth O’Donnell Gandolfo– “Motherhood and The (In)vulnerability of the Imago Dei: Being Human In the Mystical-Political Cloud of Impossibility”
- Gina Messina-Dysert– “Mary: Liberated and Liberator”
- Grace Ji-Sun Kim– “An Asian American Theology of Hope: Foreign Women and the Reign of God”
- Linda E. Thomas– “The Holy Spirit: A Womanist Conjure”
- Hilda Koster -“Ecological Evil, Evolution and the Wisdom of God: Re-imagining Redemption for Eco-Feminist Religious Practice in an Age of Global Ecocide”
- Elise M. Edwards– “Re-imagining Creation as Creative Activity: Possibilities for Women’s Empowerment through Aesthetic Agency”
Epilogue: Cynthia L. Rigby
Grace Ji-Sun Kim is Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University. She is the author of 7 books, Embracing the Other (forthcoming); Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style” (Palgrave) co-written with Joseph Cheah; Reimagining with Christian Doctrines (Palgrave) co-edited with Jenny Daggers; Contemplations from the Heart (Wipf & Stock); Colonialism, Han and the Transformative Spirit (Palgrave); The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other (Palgrave); and The Grace of Sophia (Pilgrim Press). She is a co-editor with Dr. Joseph Cheah for the Palgrave Macmillan Book Series, “Asian Christianity in Diaspora”.
Jenny Daggers 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.