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Ruether general

social reconstructionism RCC
full humanity of women

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ruehter paras

view of god
- god is against oppressive structures e.g. Luke 4:18-19
- ultimate reality
- Yahweh, isaiah 42 v 13 vs. 4

view of jc
- critical of depiction of JC as warrior. son off god depicted as dcvidic king, reflection of disappointment with kings. h, JC acted like servant. masculinity added by later writers
- logos excludes women. jc is not only male part of go but also incarnation of female wisdom e.g. wisdom of Solomon
+ HS, Xian iconography

tackle sexism
- women church movement
- language is based on apophatic assumption
- god/ess, analogy

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eval of ruether

+ trible, hermeneutic of suspicion
+ storkey, JC
+ moltmann, female characteristics
- chan, cannot rewrite Xian tory
- Hampson, xianity and fem is incompatible
- slee, male is still norm

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daly general

(American radical post-Christian feminist theologian)
- Clear influence of Simone de Beauvoir on her work
- 1999 – refused to allow men in her lectures, dismissed from lectureship

influenced by Nietzsche
appollonian vs. dionsyian
be-ing = creative process.

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daly

image of god
- if god is male, male is god
- patriarch in sky
- filters into society
- castrate supreme phallus
- change must take place in women

criticises church fathers
- aquinas
- augustine
-- bonhoeffer
- flecher

3 types of gods
- exlanation
otherworldliness
judgemnt


language
language of transcendence
current lang is product of patriarchy
transvaluation
e.g. spinster

rape genocide war
- rape: JC sacrifice, male enjoyment of pain. Mary is rape victim.
- genocide: church didn't help jews

spirituality
- quintessence, a being
- embrace paganism
- holy trinity of power justice and love
- lesbian separatism

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eval of daly

+ bible, judges 19:24
+ christ. replace god with goddess of humanity and nature
+ Hampson
+ ahluwalia, goddess names call ora action
+ tong, ecofeminism
+ starhawk, axiality is beyond repair

- storkey, gal 3
- chan. language does not remove sexism. trinity is for all
- forienza
- soskice
- trible, hermeneutic

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ruether vs. daly

both recognise patriarchal nature of institutionalise xianity

both use language

daly rejects xianity vs. ruether reconciles it

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fiorenza

social institutions must be redefined
women have internalised passive attitudes

hemerneutic act. JC. Xian tradition is male

must demand radical change of structures. need everyones help

mary = dichotomy of virgin;/whore as seen in policy on contraception
mary magdalene = depicted as a sinner, first to see JC e.g. Luke 8

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soskice

trinity = guards androcentrism
Jesus is saviour because he is human, not male

must desexualise language. replace Macs trinity with creator, redeemer, sustainer
emphasise fem features of HS

h... problems, depersonalises etc.