book review, Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice, palgrave macmillan, Reading Religion, Teodora Domotor
London, England:Palgrave Macmillan June 2015. 204 pages. $90.00. Hardcover.
ISBN 9781137475459. For other formats: Link to Publisher’s Website.
Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice was Reviewed on Religion Religion by Dr. Teodora Domotor.
Below is an excerpt of the review.
Investigating religious traditions and principles, Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice sets out to demonstrate that Christian doctrines can be easily misunderstood unless they are interpreted in conjunction with theories of gender justice. Although this connection between dogma and gender is analyzed from diverse aspects in different chapters, the core argument is consistent and coherent, rendering Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice an invaluable contribution to feminist theology. Cultivating global collaboration on shared challenges, the essays succeed in illustrating the impact of gendered injustice in the colonizing and heteropatriarchal Christian tradition of the church, which has failed to acknowledge that God’s creation of man does not refer to the formation of male; rather it is the joint understanding of male and female (not man and woman) that constitutes humanness, or manness. By reimagining the female subject position within theological thinking on a global scale, the authors shift the conversation from Western androcentric speculation to an inclusive, unified domain—gender and nationality notwithstanding.
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Teodora Domotor received her PhD in American Literature from the University of Surrey, UK. In addition to lecturing, she has also been intensely engaged in bibliotherapy. Her primary research goals are directed towards the study of modernism and 20th-century transnational American literature with a strong emphasis on the narrative representation of national and gender identity. Currently, she investigates the portrayal of immigrant men’s infantilization and symbolic castration in the works of modernist Hungarian-American emigré writers. She is committed to interdisciplinary research: gender studies, psychoanalysis, social history, and literary theory form the basis of her arguments. Her articles and book reviews have appeared (or are forthcoming) in American and European peer-reviewed journals.