God and gender

By Rosemary Radford Ruether, Women and Redemption: A Theological History. (Fortress, 366 pp.)

Rosemary Radford Ruether, professor of theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, centers her latest book around this question: "Are women redeemed by Christ?" She studies how key theologians throughout the history of Western Christianity have treated redemption and gender relations. She considers their understanding of God's original intent for gender relations, of redemption and its relation to gender differentiation, and of the eschatological vision and its relation to present social reality. Through this method (which is more implicit than explicit), Ruether gives a complex and nuanced reading of these theologians.

 

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