Women and Christianity explores the experiences of women and how their daily lives interface with their spirituality and faith. Beginning with a historical overview, the book presents essays grouped under five broad headings: women, family, and environment; socioeconomics, politics, and authority; body, mind, and spirit; sex, power, and vulnerability; and women, world view, and religious practice.
These essays focus on multiple aspects of women's experiences and contemporary Christian realities, involving the interrelatedness of faith, thought, and activism across many strata of global society. They wrestle with the daily experiences and challenges women face integrating their lives as women of faith--as they are advocates, experience agency, and work for mutuality. It shows how in all these roles, women must negotiate power, injustice, and the impact of sexism as they work within systemic oppression amid a patriarchal system, nevertheless championing change and refusing to be severely compromised.
About the Author:
Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, PhD, is professor of theology and women's studies at Shaw University Divinity School, Raleigh, NC.
Karen Jo Torjesen, PhD, is the Margo L. Goldsmith Professor of Women's Studies in Religion, Claremont Graduate School, and initiated two graduate programs, one in women's studies, another in religious studies.