Wondering about Evangelical Feminism?

As I embark on this Fall 2012 semester journey into Feminist, Womanist and Mujerista Theologies, (@ SMU|Perkins ) I am wondering about the conversation between evangelicalism (in its own diversity) and feminist theories (with their diversity). I consider myself evangelical, in that I believe that the message of the Gospel is Good News for all people and that we are called to proclaim that message in word and deed. My theology is more open and progressive than that professed by mainstream evangelicalism. I also am very interested in the voices of feminist theologies. So, I am curious about the conversation within and between evangelicalism and feminism as traditionally understood. A partial reading list under consideration follows. I have tried to choose a sample representative of various voices in the conversation between Evangelicalism and Feminism. If you have other suggestions, I’d love to hear them. And of course, if you have thoughts on the conversation itself, I’d love to engage those as well. I don’t really have any of my own formulated yet.

Evangelical Feminism: A HistoryPamela D.H. Cochran

Women Called To Witness: Evangelical FeminismNancy A. Hardesty

God Gave Us The Right: Conservative Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, and Orthodox Jewish Women Grapple with FeminismChristel Manning

Becoming God’s True WomanNancy Leigh DeMoss -(Editor)

Living on the Boundaries: Evangelical Women, Feminism and the Theological AcademyNicola Hoggard Creegan (Author), Christine D. Pohl (Author)


My Fall 2012 Reading List

for @ SMU|Perkins

ST 8375-001. Womanist, Mujerista, Feminist Theology / Baker-Fletcher

  1. REQUIRED: Cannon, Katie Geneva, Emilie M. Townes, and Angela D. Sims. Womanist theological ethics: a reader. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, c2011. ISBN 9780664235376 (pbk.) $30.00 List
  2. REQUIRED: Weems, Renita J. Just a sister away: understanding the timeless connection between women of today and women in the Bible. New York: Warner Books, 2005. ISBN 9780446578943 (pbk.) Paper edition not listed at publisher.
  3. REQUIRED: Isasi-Díaz, Ada María. En la lucha = In the struggle: elaborating a mujerista theology. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2004. ISBN 9780800635992 (pbk.) $23.00 List
  4. REQUIRED: Pilar Aquino, María, Daisy L. Machado, and Jeanette Rodríguez, eds. A reader in Latina feminist theology: religion and justice. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002. ISBN 9780292705128 (pbk.) $24.95 List
  5. REQUIRED: Japinga, Lynn. Feminism and Christianity: an essential guide. Nashville: Abingdon Press, c1999. ISBN 9780687077601 (pbk.) $18.00 List
  6. REQUIRED: Ruether, Rosemary Radford, ed. Feminist theologies: legacy and prospect. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, c2007. ISBN 9780800638948 (pbk.) $21.00 List
  7. REQUIRED: Chung, Hyun Kyung. Struggle to be the sun again: introducing Asian women’s theology. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, c1990. ISBN 9780883446843 (pbk.) $24.00 List
  8. REQUIRED: Russell, Letty M. Church in the round: feminist interpretation of the church. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, c1993. ISBN 9780664250706 (pbk.) $30.00 List
  9. REQUIRED: Oduyoye, Mercy Amba. Beads and strands: reflections of an African woman on Christianity in Africa. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, c2004. ISBN 9781570755439 (pbk.) $22.00 List
  10. REQUIRED: Gebara, Ivone. Longing for running water: ecofeminism and liberation. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, c1999. ISBN 9780800631833 (pbk.) $29.00 List
  11. REQUIRED: Townes, Emilie M. Womanist ethics and the cultural production of evil. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. ISBN 9781403972736 (pbk.) $30.00 List