Catholic theologians from around the globe engage feminist topics.
New vistas and voices are emerging in feminist thought that trace new directions and seek to rephrase the central questions of feminist discourse. Characteristic of this growth is the re-location of issues from the global North to include voices from the global South. This volume highlights the changing face and color of feminist theological discourse, recognizes innovative research in the field, and facilitates a global conversation among feminists engaged in theological ethics in the world church.
"When on account of certain structures, attitudes, or customs, the humanity of woman is degraded anywhere in the world and for any reason at all, humanity as a whole is diminished. This is the ethical message - awareness of which is indispensable for all time - that this book underlines and desires to implement." --Laurenti Magesa, Hekima College, Nairobi
"This volume is an astonishing contribution to Christian and Catholic theological ethics. The essays are elegant, insightful, and moving, The feminist perspectives they portray are varied in terms of issues addressed, methods used, and genuine diversity of voices from across the world. The book will be of immense value for courses in theology and ethics world-wide, but also more generally for educated readers in multiple contexts. I predict that it will generate profound insight and enthusiasm for expanding the horizons of our theologies, and deepening our efforts at "faith seeking understanding."--Margaret A. Farley, Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emerita of Christian Ethics, Yale University Divinity School
Linda F. Hogan is a professor of Ecumenics at the Irish School of Ecumenics in Dublin and a fellow of Trinity College Dublin. Among her recent publications is the award-winning Applied Ethics in a World Church (Orbis, 2008).
A.E. Orobator, S.J., is the provincial of the Eastern African Province of the Society of Jesus and a lecturer at Hekima College Jesuit School of Theology in Nairobi, Kenya. He is the author of four books, including Theology Brewed in an African Pot (Orbis 2008), and the editor of Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace: The Second African Synod (Orbis 2011).