THST SGMT - Feminist/Womanist Theology Sex ONLY BONUS...

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Feminist/Womanist Theology – Sex ONLY BONUS QUESTIONS!! What according to Reuther is “liberal feminism”? How is this feminism helpful? How is it problematic? (139-140) Women have equal capacity for reason and rule to men. They have not been given the opportunity or education to express or develop them. While this is true, it doesn’t talk about the psychological complexities behind marginalization. What according to Reuther is “romantic feminism”? How is this feminism helpful? How is problematic? (140) It idealizes the home and interpersonal relationships as being a places of more integrated humanity. Leaves out possible violence • What does Reuther think the concept of androgyny is problematic? (140) it suggests that there and masculine and feminine labels for psychic attributes. Perpetuates idea that certain traits should be labeled and male or female. Why does Reuther think that interpreting Jesus as a model of “redeemed humanity” can be problematic? (141) Christological symbols have been used to reinforce male dominance. Reuther argues that “[o]nce the mythology about Jesus as Messiah or divine Logos, with its traditional masculine imagery is stripped off, the Jesus of the synoptic Gospels can be recognized as a figure remarkably compatible with feminism.”(141). How do the Gospels do this according to Reuther?(141-142) Women play part as vindication of the lowly in God’s image. Women play large role in iconoclastic and messianic vision. • What does Reuther mean when she states that the “maleness” of Jesus has not ultimate theological significance? (142) It has significant symbolic meaning in the societies of patriarchal privilege. How does Williams define a womanist? (143) As a woman who is audacious, courageous, a universalist by temperament, she loves men and women, she loves food and dance, and herself. • What are two of the principal concerns of womanist theology according to Williams? (144) Survival and community building and maintenance. Identify and briefly define the four elements that Williams says needs to inform a womanist theological methodology (144-145).

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