Christian + Feminist
This page is dedicated to the proposition that
faith and feminism are not mutually exclusive.
Christ as Holy Wisdom
- Louisa Blair, The Beardless
Recluse's Passion and Daring, Compass 14.4
(Sept./Oct. 1996). On Pelagia.
- André Castonguay, La femme
- Catholic Theological Society of America, Tradition
and the Ordination of Women (1997). Not a feminist document per se. This resolution, approved at the annual
convention of the CTSA, concludes that the rejection of women from
presbyteral ordination has not been infallibly taught.
- Christians for Biblical Equality, Statement on Men,
Women and Biblical Equality (1989). Available in fifteen
- Carmelita de Freitas, La mujer
latinoamericana en la sociedad y en la Iglesia, Boletín CLAR 1 (Jan.-Feb. 1996): 45-70. (51K
text, 1K graphic).
- Ruth Fox, Women in the Bible
and the Lectionary (1996).
- Sor Juana
Inés de la Cruz. Sor Juana (1651-1695) was called
"the tenth muse". Brief biography.
- J.P. Kirsch, Pelagia. From
the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia. I love these
- Elizabeth T. Knuth
- Thomas L. Long, Julian of Norwich's
"Christ as Mother" and Medieval Constructions of
- Laurenti Magesa, Christology, African
Women and Ministry (1996). (65K).
Lectionary Watch. Has links to several articles on inclusive
- Mª Teresa Porcile, Cristología
en femenino. If you read Spanish, don't miss this article on
feminist Christology, with an excellent background in
historical theology. Highly recommended.
- Nelia Beth Scovill, The
Liberation of Women: Religious Sources. Deals mostly with
reproductive issues. (82K text, 4K graphics).
- Abby Stoner, Sisters
Between: Gender and the Medieval Beguines (1993). (57K).
Know Your Enemies
- John Knox, The First
Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women
(1558). (135K). "To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority,
dominion, or empire above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to
nature; contumely to God, a thing most contrary to his revealed will
and approved ordinance; and finally, it is the subversion of good
order, of all equity and justice." His political situation
couldn't have anything to do with this, now, could it? Nah...
Although it would be anachronistic to call our ancestors feminists,
still their lives and their thoughts can provide nourishment for the
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